Service Times
  • Sunday
    • 10:00 AM Sunday School
    • 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship
    • 6:00 PM Evening Service
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00 PM Adult Worship & Youth Ignite Service

Meet our BZPC Praise Team ...

These spirit-filled, dedicated singers and musicians lead the worship at Black Zion Pentecostal Church. All are active in other areas of church work as well. The team strives to continually improve while remaining humble and obedient to the move of God every time they sing and play.


RICHIE JONES - guitar/singer/minister

Bro. Richie is leader of the PRAISE BAND and also serves as teacher for the Adult Sunday School Class. He has played guitar for several bands. He works at Affordable Furniture and is married to Lori Jones.

BEN RIDDLE - singer

Bro. Ben is a charter member of Black Zion Pentecostal Church where he has been active in the music ministry since his teens. He is a partner and instructor at The Power House fitness gym in Pontotoc.

BRENDA OWEN - piano/singer

Sis. Brenda, a retired newspaper editor, has been playing piano since she was nine years old. She is married to Bro. James Owen and they have two children, five grandchildren and great-grandchild.

CAITI WILLIAMS - singer

Caiti Williams is a nurse at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She is married to Shane Williams and they have a daughter, Sarah Grace Kitchen.

JODY RIDDLE - drums/singer/minister

Bro. Jody, who also serves as Sunday School Supt. at BZPC, began playing drums in church when he was 11 years old. He is a self-employed plumber, works part-time at Baldwyn Funeral Home and is going to college pursuing a degree in Funeral/Mortuary Services. He is married to Robyn Riddle.

JOSEPH WRIGHT - guitar/singer

Bro. Joseph has been playing guitar in church for several years. He works at Southern Motion Furniture. He is married to Shanna Wright and they have two sons, Charlie and Max.

SHANE WILLIAMS - drummer

Shane Williams plays drums in the Praise Band. He is married to Caiti Wiliams.

T. L. RIDDLE - guitar

Bro. T. L. has been playing guitar in church most of his life. He also works with the Sunday School Department and is a faithful and active member of BZPC. He is married to Sina Riddle.

VALERIE CRAWFORD - keyboard player/singer

Sis. Valerie, who is also a Sunday School teacher, and teaches at Pontotoc City Schools. She has been singing with the praise band for several years and she plays keyboard.

Ashley Riddle - singer

Ashley Riddle works at New Albany Health & Rehab and Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. She is married to Ben Riddle.

Melissa Lackey - singer

Melissa is a registered nurse. She is married  to Carey Lackey.