Elder Gregory O. Strong
Born the youngest of three children to Isaac and Bernice Strong, Pastor Strong is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a very young age at the Mt. Haven Missionary Baptist Church.  After completing High School, Pastor Strong joined the United States Marine Corps and rendered seven years of dedicated service.  Upon leaving the Marine Corps in 1990, he relocated to the metropolitan Washington, DC area where he now resides.  

Pastor Strong was licensed in the Gospel Ministry at the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Washington, DC; and later ordained at the Triumphant Baptist Church of Hyattsville, Maryland.  Pastor Strong has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary. 

In January of 2004 the Lord blessed Pastor Strong and his wife Mineva to organize the City of Zion Church in Laurel, Maryland.  This is a non-denominational, progressive and growing church that specifically targets the "unsaved and unchurched."  City of Zion Church has a number of ministries which help implement their vision which is "Making Disciples, Serving Jesus Christ and Living Abundantly."  Pastor Strong’s passion is teaching God’s people to "Walk by Faith."  He is indeed an End-Time Pastor with an End-Time Message for an End-Time Generation.


Pastor Strong is married to the former Mineva Conchita Satterfield and they have three daughters named Tahira Safiya, Vashtaii Jai’elle and Zoeii Faaith.