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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.

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

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the the world. Amen.”
Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)

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Rev. Emanuel D. Marshall
Associate Minister

“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 (KJV)

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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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Wilma Jean Brown
Church Office Volunteer

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, them who are called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 (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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Dr. Raven Spratley
Directress of Elementary Aged Children’s Ministries

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

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Melanie Montgomery
Directress of the Inez Leavell Nursery & Primary Aged Children’s Ministries

“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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Dorene Dillard
Directress of Cemetery Operations

“And if it seem evil until you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 (KJV)

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Monica Ray
Directress of Food Pantry Operations

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
II Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

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Shirley Norman
Directress of Public Relations

“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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Anton Ferguson
Radio and Television Sound Board Technician & General Media Director

“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.”
Revelations 3:21-22 (NLT)

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Brett Larkin
Radio Broadcast Editor

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave 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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Jeremy Yates
Website and Social Media Outreach Ministries Coordinator

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.  Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you.  I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)