Whether you are brand new to the church or you’ve been around church for a while; we want to say welcome! Our goal at Union Baptist Church is to create environments and experiences where you can encounter God in the midst of your life. When you come to Union Baptist Church on any day, our aim is that you would be inspired by the music, encouraged by the message, welcomed by our amazing community of people & be reminded that God’s grace is here!
Worship Times 
Bible Study | Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm 
Sunday School | Sundays @ 9:30 am
WORSHIP | SUNDAYS @ 10:30 am

We are a Church that believes in Jesus & loves God & people

Union Baptist Church is a church that believes in Jesus, a church that loves God and people. Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus, we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on a mission to see God’s kingdom established across the earth.
Reverend Jaron S. Green
Interim Pastor of Union Baptist Church

Our History

The beginning quote from the historical page of the 100th Anniversary booklet of the Union Baptist Church reads, “Surely, they must have had a burning desire to build this church”. Indeed that desire was great. Cambridge, Massachusetts in the last quarter of the 19th century was a bustling city for African Americans. The end of slavery and the Civil War brought many opportunities for work for southern blacks, and with the rise of industrialization, work was aplenty in the city. A steady stream of former slaves and sharecroppers, particularly from the Tidewater area of Virginia, came to the Boston area to fill the many domestic and service labor jobs vacated by Irish and Italian immigrants as they headed to the factories in New England. They joined with the population of free blacks already living here to bolster the economy in Cambridge with their sweat and toil. Into this mileau, Union Baptist was born.
W H A T ‘ S   N E W

A Praying Church is a Growing Church 

At Union Baptist Church, we believe that PRAYER is an essential ingredient to a fruitful spiritual life.  Through personal prayer, your walk with the Lord will develop.  And, through corporate prayer, the spiritual life of our community develops.  We believe in the power of prayer, and more importantly, in the power of God.  During Lenten season, we will engage in 40 Days of Prayer as we prepare to commemorate the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Our Ministerial Team

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes
Assistant Pastor;
Special Projects
Rev. Dr. Loretta
Assistant Pastor; Congregational Care and Institutional Development
Rev. Dr. Charrise Barron
Associate Minister
Min. Debby Ann Mosley
Associate Minister