Union Missionary Baptist Church

Building Community:
Spiritually, Socially, Educationally, Economically

Ministries & Pillars

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. Vincent Spencer)

  • Sunday School
  • UMBC Institute of Training
  • Leadership Development

Bible Study, Sunday School, spiritual growth, discipleship, leader training


Music and Sacred Arts (Maurice Hall)

  • 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 (Rev 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, financial literacy,


Equity & Social Justice (Rev. Mike Jones)

  • Action of Greater Lansing
  • Greater Lansing Clergy Forum


Hospitality (Cathy Hudson)

  • Greeters
  • Ushers
  • Security


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

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 (Temporary – Rev. Nathaniel Lake)

  • 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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