We are a church that believes that the Bible is God’s Holy Word. We use the King James Version of the Bible in all of our preaching and teaching ministries. It is the center of our ministry. We use the name Baptist because it links us to a group of people who down through the ages have held to a simple belief that what the Bible says is true. Our church offers no mystical experiences, just real Bible answers for life’s greatest questions.
In 2015 Union Baptist Church had a decision to make. The City of New York had closed the church and locked them out of the building with an ultimatum: spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix the building or close permanently. After much prayer, it was decided to elect new leaders to pastor the church and set the church on a course towards restoration and revival. Hundreds of Baptist churches from around the country answered the call with funds and workers to save our historic church. Working closely with the City of New York and the NYC Landmarks Department, Union Baptist Church reopened its doors in 2017 after two years of emergency construction. The church is now open today as a vibrate, gospel-preaching church in Greenpoint’s Historic District.