Zion Evangelical Congregational Church


About us

Our Story

A Few Words About Us

We are a member congregation of the Evangelical Congregational Church


ZION: Is a name representing a safe place or refuge.

Evangelical: Refers to our core belief that people can experience and share a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.

Congregational: Though part of a world-wide denomination of churches, each church owns its own property and makes most of its own decisions.

Believing the Bible to be our final authority for faith and Christian living, we affirm the following:

— That the universe is the purposeful creation of a personal, loving, almighty God.

— That all human beings are made in the image of the Creator and are of infinite worth.

— That our world is under the sway of sin as a result of a historical and a personal human rebellion against God, so that suffering, death and separation from God are the experience of humankind; and that without the intervention of God’s grace, this will be the eternal state of all persons.

— That Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, through his virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death on the Cross, and glorious resurrection and ascension, graciously offers new life to all who receive him by faith.

— That the Holy Spirit, indwelling believers, gives them a desire and an ability to follow biblical standards of conduct in their personal lives and in society.

— That the Christian faith is lived in the community of the church, where worship and witness are embodied through the spiritual gifts of its members.

— That Jesus Christ will return to this world, bring an end to history as we know it, inaugurate the final judgment, and welcome believers into his eternal kingdom.

Our Pastor

Pastor Bryan Dever

Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania’s Mon Valley, Bryan graduated from Messiah College in 1977 and Evangelical School of Theology in 1982.

Licensed with the EC Church in 1978, he has served EC churches and served for a brief time with the Church of the Brethren. He is an Itinerant Elder with the EC Church, and currently serves on the denomination’s Prayer Mobilization Team.

Bryan met his wife Janice (Rohland) while serving as Zion’s Assistant Pastor from 1981-1983. They were married in 1983 and have one daughter, Lindsey.

Bryan enjoys reading, backpacking and traveling with his family, especially to North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

As Zion’s pastor, Bryan believes that “a relationship with God by faith in Christ is personal, but it’s not private. God designed us to need each other, to help each other in accomplishing His mission in the world.”


Sunday Services Bible Study: 9AM Fellowship Time: 10AM Worship: 10:30 AM

Are you looking for a Bible study group to join? Contact the church at 867-2164 for groups that meet on a regularly scheduled basis.

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Hours & Address

Sundays at 10:30 am

710 S White Oak St, Annville, PA 17003