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A Brief History: United Baptist Church

In Job 8:7, the Bible teaches us that though “your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.”

United Baptist Church was formed in April 2002 by a loving pastor, Dr. Christopher Armstrong, a small group of dedicated believers, at a meeting in an apartment complex. In May of the same year, the church held its first worship service.  During Dr. Armstrong’s tenure as pastor our congregation grew and the location changed.

Almost seven years later, with the help of the church’s second pastor, Rev. Coolidge Thomas, Jr., the ministry continued to grow.  United Baptist Church still strives to be exactly what it was founded to be – an inviting place of fellowship and worship for the community of Pearl, Mississippi.

Under the leadership of Pastor Marcus L. Thompson, Sr., the church underwent significant renovation, including the installation of new equipment and sanctuary improvements. Rev. Thompson joined United Baptist Church in August 2010.

Several new ministries have also been established including a comprehensive after-school tutoring program for children and youth, scholarship and health education programs, and ministries for seniors and those with addictions.  In an effort to meet the needs of the community, Rev. Thompson also implemented a food and clothing outreach program. Sunday and Wednesday Bible Fellowships have been revamped, and Sunday services now include Praise and Worship.

In November 2015 God has lead us in new directions and new beginnings. As we begin our new journey, our new leader is Dr. Jonathan T. Phillips, Jr. With and through him we have begun a new work with the same message, Building man so that we can Advance the Kingdom of God.

No matter where you are in your faith journey, we hope that you will join us for this exciting new chapter in our church’s history. Big changes are afoot, but United Baptist Church will never lose sight of its original mission: Building up all believers by remaining a community congregation.