On December 14, 2006, forty-five Christian soldiers met at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, East Chicago, Indiana under the leadership of Pastor Darnell L. Johnson, to organize New Zion Temple Church. Pastor Johnson served as moderator of the meeting and Elder Brandon A. Jacobs was accepted as Pastor of New Zion Temple Church.
On January 7, 2007, New Zion Temple Church held its first services, ``Sunday Morning Manna``, at Greater Deliverance Center C.O.G.I.C., Hammond, Indiana. For the next four months, we held Sunday Morning Manna Worship at 8:00 a.m. God moved so greatly that New Zion Temple had outgrown that location. As the Lord continued to lead and guide Pastor Jacobs, God placed it on his heart to move New Zion Temple to a new location.
On May 6, 2007, we moved our worship services to the Hammond Boys and Girls Club, Hammond, Indiana. For about three years, New Zion Temple remained faithful setting up the gymnasium for worship on Saturday and breaking down after every Sunday morning worship service.
We were faithful in the season of being without a permanent location. We worked hard evangelizing the land, engaging the lost and empowering them with the love of Jesus Christ. Through this New Zion Temple began to grow in so much that the Lord opened up the door and blessed New Zion Temple to walk into our present location at 926 Morris St., Hammond, IN, a beautiful 2.5 acres of land, on Sunday April 4, 2010.
As we celebrate our eleventh year under the leadership and guidance of Bishop Brandon A. Jacobs, the New Zion Temple family has tripled in size and our congregation continues to grow and magnify God. Within our eleven years, we have established many ministries, enhancing our knowledge and equipping us with the necessary resources allowing us to serve our community. On May 20, 2017, New Zion Temple planted a second location in Indianapolis, IN. We are now one church in two locations. As New Zion Temple continues to grow, we ask that everyone remain prayerful because in unified prayer there is strength. ``Where there is no vision the people perish (Proverbs 29:18).``