As one of our members often says, "U-B-U at UBC" (you be you, get it?). We've made it a priority over the years to welcome everyone as you are as we worship, serve, and grow together in the grace of God. Here, in their own words, are some of our members and friends sharing what UBC means to them.
LISTEN TO GUEST PREACHER REV KASEY JONES' SERMON ABOUT "U-B-U AT UBC" (February 18, 2018)
I love other Baptist churches in Starkville, but only one - University Baptist - reflects my understanding that God wants men and women to answer His calls into every aspect of ministry, even behind the pulpit.
I find that UBC is a place where each person is accepted and affirmed as a child of God, and where everyone is encouraged to use their God-given talents to serve in the church and in the community.
University Baptist Church accepts me for who I am, a child of God. I'm no more or no less than anyone else that enters the door; I am loved the same. If you're looking for a church that will welcome and accept you, then try UBC. We're not your typical Baptist church and proud of it.
I have been a person of faith my whole life and have grown into a pretty liberal Christian over the years. I have been to many churches. Some open and accepting and some not. The second my family and I walked into UBC we knew we were in the right place. Warm, accepting, open people who love God. We are so happy to call UBC our family.
During my 70+ years on this earth, I’ve probably been a member of 20 different churches—not church-hopping, just moving every few years. Two churches—Northside Baptist in Clinton and University Baptist in Starkville—have provided me the culture, stimulus, and freedom to keep my spiritual life growing … and that’s what church is all about, isn’t it?
UBC is a place which doesn't judge you. You can be yourself rather than get endlessly hassled to conform. How you approach life is what matters here.
I started attending UBC as a college student. For a girl with a mohawk and an affinity for wearing ties, walking into any church can be slightly terrifying. However, I have found a family of believers who accept and love me unconditionally, who don’t believe being Christian and being gay are mutually exclusive.