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Zeta Phi Zeta Christian Fraternity and Sorority, Inc. was founded on April 11, 2001. It was birthed out of X-STREAM Ministries, a youth step ministry of Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, under the vision of Rev. Willie G. Comer, who operated as Salem’s Director of Youth Ministries. The ministries were known as ZOE Posse (gentlemen) and ZAO (ladies).

After ministering at their first ever Greek step show at Eastern Illinois University as a guest of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Rev. Comer wondered why there were no Christians stepping for Jesus. He understood that most of the Greek-lettered organizations in the National Pan-Hellenic Council were developed on Biblical principles, but did not see that exemplified at the step shows.

After seeking God for months after for guidance, the Holy Spirit instructed Rev. Comer to take the principles taught to ZOE Posse and ZAO and use them to transform college campuses across the United States for Christ. Thus, Zeta Phi Zeta was born. In addition to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Fraternity and Sorority are ultimately responsible for challenging other Greek-lettered organizations to return to God through campus Bible studies and Christian social events.

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