Church Staff


Michael Shumate

Associate in Arts from Southern Union Jr College, Opelika Alabama
Bachelor in Art from Samford University, Birmingham Alabama
Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
I am currently serving my second Pastorate. I begun at Cedar Fork Baptist Church, Durham North Carolina, where I served for 7 years. I have served at Union Baptist Church since 1993.

Children & Youth Pastor

Ary Bottoms

Presently a student at Gardner Webb University
School of Divinity
Intercultural Studies
Studied Linguistics at University of Montana
Married to Sheryl Cox Bottoms
They have two Children: Ira & Carolynn
Church SecretaryAnn Parker
Worship LeaderEdith Shumate
PianistChildren's Choir DirectorDiane Costner
CustodianKim Earl