HISTORY

 
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Birth of a New Church

   On February 24, 1946, Moderator L.J. Dunbar and a council of churches met to organize what is now known as Union Institutional Baptist Church. 

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New Church Opens Doors

    The first service of UIBC took place at 1246 East Monroe, the home of Pastor & Sister C.B. Allbritton. Their home was the meeting place for the next year.

First Building

is Erected

A new parcel of land was located at 2849 East Chipman Road and a small frame building was constructed. The church was remodeled in 1953. 

Special Service

On July 4, 1954, the laying of the cornerstone and dedication of the building took place.

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The church made outstanding progress and continued to grow under the leadership of Rev. C.B. Allbritton.  On June 2, 1962 after 16 years of faithful service, Rev. C.B. Allbritton was called home to be with the Lord.

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Union Gets

New Pastor

On July 9, 1962, Rev. Allison Reid, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Buckeye, Arizona was called to be Union's new pastor.

New Edifice

In 1965, seeing the rapid growth of the congregation, the pastor and members decided it was time to build a new church.

Move to 

New Church

A new building was erected at 2760 East Mobile Lane. The ground breaking ceremony was held in 1970 and the cornerstone was laid in 1976.

The Home Going of Rev.

C.B. Allbritton