Brief Church History:
UBC started in March of 1938 as a Sunday School meeting in a home. That small gathering soon outgrew the home, and a building was leased. In December of 1939, Unity Baptist Church of Houston was officially formed. It continued to grow and in the 1970’s, a large bus ministry was running and several new buildings were built to house the hundreds of people attending each week.
In 2002 the church moved from Humble, TX to Porter, TX, and held their first Sunday service at the new location in January of 2003. The church began to steadily grow and by the start of 2017, nearly one hundred people were in regular attendance.
While today's church may look a little different than that of the original, our core beliefs remain the same. The Church is still fueled by a love for God and a passion for learning the Scripture.
We are excited about how God will use us to touch the community in which he has placed us!
All are welcome to worship with us, and we invite you to join us on the front lines of Christian evangelism. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or needs.
The Tryon Evergreen Baptist Association is an association of churches who span an area including Porter, Magnolia, Huntsville, and more. They encourage cooperation among the churches in the association and provide resources to those churches. They also help with the planting of new churches in the area and helping existing churches to grow. Their website is www.teba.org.
The Baptist General Convention of Texas is composed mostly of churches within Texas, as the name implies. This cooperative effort provides many ministries including several universities and seminaries, missions along the border with Mexico, disaster relief through Texas Baptist Men, campus ministries on most college and university campuses across the state, the Buckner home for children, and much more! Their website is www.texasbaptists.org.
The Southern Baptist Convention is not limited to the southern states, even though it was formed around the time of the Civil War. The cooperation is among churches around the world and the ministries also extend worldwide. Two of their best-known ministries are the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board, both of which are funded through donations from churches like ours. Their website is www.sbc.net.
Pastors over the years:
Cecil H. Wroten (1939-1941)
Woodrow W. Nesbit (1941-1945)
Harvey J. Dennis (1945-1953)
Gilbert R. Thornton (1953-1962)
Frank Boydstun (1966-1967)
Maurice McLeroy (1967-1972)
Kenneth Coleman (1972-1979)
George J. Elledge (1979-2017)
Alan Keith (2017-2023)
Justin Hulin (2023-present)