Welcome to Union Baptist Temple
Union Baptist is an independent fundamental Baptist Church, located in the heart of Franklin County in Union, Missouri. We are a warm and friendly congregation dedicated to knowing Christ and making Him known, through powerful and relevant preaching and teaching of God's word. Our desire for you when you visit Union Baptist Temple is that you hear from heaven and feel God's love. We know you and your family will feel right at home from the moment you step in the door. Please accept our personal invitation to be our guest this Sunday.
6:30 PM Bible Study
1403 West Springfield Avenue
Union, Missouri 63084
Nurseries are available for babies from birth to 3-years-old during each church service, Bible study, and Sunday school.
We are excited about your decision to be our guest at Union Baptist Temple. We know how it feels to visit a church for the first time, and we want to be as helpful as we can to make your experience a positive one.
Sunday: 10:00am Sunday School , 11:00am Preaching Service , 6:00pm Evening Service
Wednesday: 6:30pm Adult Bible Study; Knights of Christ Program
Families with nursery age children (infant - 3 yrs) will be thrilled with our Church Nursery. A clean, attractive area staffed with loving workers will set your mind at ease as you enjoy our services.
At Union Baptist we understand that every church is unique, and guests usually don't like to be suprised. We hope this information will be of help. On Sundays we still like to wear our “Sunday Best”. Many of our men will wear jackets and ties, and most of our ladies wear dresses or a skirt and blouse. We want our guests to feel welcomed when attending our services, so please understand that there is no dress code. Come and join us this Sunday. You will feel right at home as our guest this weekend.
Our services are old-fashioned and preaching centered. You can be sure you will always hear the truth preached at Union Baptist. Each service is filled with soul stirring hymns and choruses. Our goal for everyone who comes to Union Baptist is that they hear from heaven and feel God's love. Our pastor, Phil Hudson, faithfully preaches practical, straightforward, powerful messages that help us grow in God's grace.
Each week at Union Baptist Temple there is a time to worship God through the giving of tithes and offerings. This is an act of worship for the members of our church. As a guest you are welcomed to participate but in no way expected to. Please do not feel any pressure to give.
We are looking forward to your visit this Sunday.
(View our full statement of faith here)
We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe God not only inspired every word, but has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people (Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21).
We believe in one God, who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance, yet manifests Himself to man in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4).
We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Saviour of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God’s kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any attributes of His Deity, but merely veiled them. We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man’s sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the Cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection. We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time of receiving His church at the Rapture, and returning seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years (Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 43:11; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 1:3, 14, 18, 29; Romans 3:19-25; Romans 5:6-15; Philippians 2:5-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 2:5; I Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:10-15; Hebrews 7:26, 9:24-28; I Peter 1:19, 2:2; I John 1:3; Revelation 20:1-6).
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has personality and all the attributes of Deity. We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind. However, we believe He has a special ministry which began at Pentecost and will continue until the Rapture. This ministry includes convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:5-6; John 14:16; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:15; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20; I Corinthians 12:13).
Sin and Salvation
We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Saviour. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the Cross can a man be delivered from his sin. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour are already condemned to an eternity in the Lake of Fire (Genesis 5:1-5; Acts 4:19; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:6-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14).
The New Testament Church
We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered on the day of Pentecost. We believe the local church is God’s only institution to carry out His work today. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ, and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, service, and the Lord’s Table. We believe all true believers will be taken up at the Rapture, just prior to the Tribulation (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:15; Acts 2:41-43; Acts 11:15; Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 15: 51-58; Ephesians 1:12-14; Ephesians 5:25-30; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 3:4-15).
The Last Days
We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulational Rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year Tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. Following this one thousand years is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new Heaven and new earth (I Corinthians 15:51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22)
Pastor Phil Hudson was born on July 12, 1961 and raised in Salem County, New Jersey.
At the age of 18, he surrendered to preach at the Kingsway Baptist Church in Mickelton, New Jersey, and soon left home to attend Hyles-Anderson Bible College in Crown Point, Indiana. It was here that he met and fell in love with Yoli Gonzales, who he married on August 9, 1986.
After graduating from Bible college, Pastor Hudson became the Youth Director at the Bible Baptist Church in Griffith, Indiana. In February, 1990 Phil, Yoli, and their one-year-old daughter Amanda moved to St. Charles, Missouri where he became the Bus Director at the Bible Baptist Church.
In February, 1992, he became pastor of the Union Baptist Temple.
Pastor Hudson, Yoli, and his now five children have faithfully served God at Union Baptist Temple for over 30 years.