Our congregation is a family that is dedicated to putting faith and love into action.
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The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The vision of Mt. Zion UMC is: Making a Difference Loving, Caring Serving
The Adult Learning Cluster desires to educate and equip people for a lifelong personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
"give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back."
Rev. Hopper was born in Atlanta, grew up in Cobb County, and is a graduate of Campbell High School. He attended North Georgia College and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served for 22 years in the Regular Army, Georgia National Guard, and Army Reserve, before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Rev. Hopper also worked a simultaneous career in the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, last serving as a Region Program Manager for the counties of Northeast Georgia. He retired from both careers to enter full-time vocational ministry, serving as pastor for Cartecay UMC in Ellijay and Bascomb UMC in Woodstock, before being appointed to Mt. Zion UMC.