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Rev. Dr. Orlando B Yates
Senior Pastor


“I will exalt you, my God the King, I will praise your name for ever and ever.  Every day I will praise you and extol you for ever and ever.  Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise, his greatness no one can fathom.  One generation will commend your work to another, they will tell of your mighty acts.”  (Psalm 145:3-4)

The long recorded and very rich history of the historic Union Baptist Church of Cincinnati, clearly denotes consecrated and committed Christian people, beginning with our fourteen pioneers, who constructed the charter membership of this church back on July 21, 1831, and continuing to the present, whose lives were either directly or indirectly blessed through the Christ-centered, Bible-based and Holy Spirit filled ministry of this church.  Jesus Christ, who says in Matthew 16:18, “…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” was and is the foundation of our beliefs and commitment to God and to all humanity.  “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (I Corinthians 3:11)

The church’s one foundation  is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation by water and the Word.
From heaven he came and sought her  to be his holy bride; 
with his own blood he bought her,  and for her life he died.   

Mid toil and tribulation,  and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation of peace forevermore;
till, with the vision glorious, her longing eyes are blest,
and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.

AS WE WELCOME YOU TO UNION, my prayer and the prayers of His people is that we will continue by the power of the Holy Spirit and by the grace of God “To serve the Lord in this present age.” Amen

In His Service, I remain

Pastor Yates

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K. Dale McAllister
Church Business Administrator

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NLT

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Shirley Norman
Public Relations Ministry Leader, Church Newsletter Editor

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121: 1-2 (KJV)

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Donnetta Johnson
UBC Church Office Receptionist

I will praise the Lord at all times.  I will constantly speak his praises.
I will boast only in the Lordlet all who are helpless take heart.
Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.
I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.

Psalms 34:1 – 4 NLT

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Gwendolyn Hall
UBC Church Office Receptionist

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

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Rev. Shawn D Pate
UBC Webmaster

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”(Acts 2:42) God has given to us the five purposes of the church (Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Ministry, and Evangelism) as tools used to establish a purpose driven church, a church designed to establish spiritual fellowship among God’s people, both saved and unsaved. This fulfillment of God’s desire for us can only take place when we follow the example of the first church; to “devote to the apostles teaching, and to fellowship.”

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Rev. Alvin L Wyatt
Minister of Youth, Christian Life and Witnessing

Go ye therefore and make disciples…Matthew 28:19

The bible teaches that we should make disciples. Disciples are followers of Jesus. Before we can make disciples, we should first make sure that we are followers of Jesus ourselves. We must make sure that we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal savior.
Have you truly surrendered your life to Jesus?
Are you studying His word with the intent to apply it to your daily life?
Do you sincerly worship Him?
Are you serving him in the way that he wants you to serve Him?
Are you giving the Lord your best?

One must answer the above questions honestly in the positive and only then can one help others to become a follower of Jesus. This is the ministry that God has called us to. Under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, I teach people how to move from just being “church members” or “church attenders only” to becoming true followers of Jesus Christ and what it means to be His disciple. Church member, church attender or disciple of Jesus Christ which are you?

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Rev. Emanuel D Marshall
Minister of Children

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.      (1 Peter 4:1,2)

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Rev. Barry Hixson Jr.
Minister/Co-Facilitator, Men’s Fellowship and Bible Study & Coordinating Minister of Outreach to City Gospel Mission

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:3-5 KJV

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Jaci Powell
Discipleship/Outreach Ministry Assistant

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ

Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 NLT

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Melanie Montgomery
Nursery Ministry Coordinator

“But Jesus said, Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14 NASB

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Brett Larkin
UBC Radio Broadcast Editor Ministry Leader

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16 – 17 NLT

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Anton Ferguson
Radio and Television Sound Board Technician Ministry Leader, TV Broadcast Editor

“All who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”
Rev. 3:21-22 (NLT)

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Bro. Jason E Bailey
Minister of Music

“Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.Serve the Lord with gladness;come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God;it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.Give thanks to Him, bless His name.For the Lord is good;His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.” Psalms 100 NASB

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Ernest Kinder
Superintendent of Cemeteries

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”.  St. John 14:1-3