Union Missionary Baptist Church

Building Community: Spiritually, Socially, Educationally, Economically


Our faith is founded on the spiritual gifts that God has given us.  Our ministry is in sharing of our gifts, talents or resources to help add to the development and advancement of His kingdom on earth.   At UMBC, we strive to respond to the spiritual, social, educational and economic needs of members through ministries and events that focus on men, women, youth and seniors.   

Our Worship Ministry includes the choir, music department, greeters, and nursery staff. Our contemporary adult ministry group ranges from ages of 20-45.  There are programs to feed the hungry, see about the sick, help the youth and many other activities around the church.  The Pastor’s Care Ministry assists Pastor and his family.  Our ushers greet our members and guests and directs the congregation during offertory times.  The Health Ministry – provides wellness information.  Other ministry is expressed through the spoken word, dance, mime, puppet and song. Our Security Ministry ensures safety of the church, members and guests during scheduled events. No matter how often you come or how long it has been since you have been to church, you are always welcome to worship with us!


Christian Education & Discipleship (Rev. Desirae Kelley Strong)
Sunday School
UMBC Institute of Training
Leadership Development
Bible Study, Sunday School, spiritual growth, discipleship, leader training

Music and Sacred Arts (Christopher Wright)
Adult Dance Ministry
Adult Choirs
Youth Choir
Adult Praise Team
Angel Choir
Youth Praise Team
Youth Dance Ministry
Band and Musicians

Family Life Enrichment & Empowerment (Nathaniel Lake)
Academic Excellence
Senior Ministry
Women’s Ministry
Men’s Ministry
Nursery Ministry
Melvin T. Jones Family Life Center Library
Men’s and Women’s periodic ministry activities, family life program and support, singles ministry and financial literacy

Equity & Social Justice (Vacant)
Action of Greater Lansing
Greater Lansing Clergy Forum

Hospitality (Cathy Hudson)



Evangelism and Outreach (Kim Tyson)

Transportation Ministry
Mission Ministry
Adopt a School Initiative
Young Girls Book Club
Be A STAR Literacy Program
Gym Ministry

Youth and Young Adult
(Monique Harvey Youth &Young Adult Leader / Minister Andrea Woods–Youth Minister)
Campus Ministry – Minister Brenda Wills
Junior church, nursery, youth dance, youth choir, angel choir, youth bible study, youth outreach, vacation bible school, youth explosion, youth worker, youth training, youth Sunday School

Media & Communications (Monique Harvey)
Audio & Video
Marketing and Advertising
Internal & external communications, online presence, sound & visual technology, production & broadcast, church calendar, internal and online meeting scheduling (Zoom)

Resources & Engagement Initiatives (Vacant)
Bridge Partnership

Union Missionary Baptist Church
500 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48915
(517) 485-7705


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