Uniontown Baptist Church Celebrating 150th Anniversary

Uniontown Baptist Church

Uniontown Baptist Church

Uniontown Baptist Church is continuing the celebration of their 150th Anniversary in serving the Lord. According to “The History of Uniontown”, which was compiled by Alice Rider in 1993, Uniontown Baptist Church was established on Sept. 1, 1859. It began with the vision of Cornelius Conway, in the 1850’s, as he and two of his brothers were clearing the roadway at the time the National Highway was being developed. The brothers came from the town of Volga in Jefferson County, Indiana, and were members of Hopewell Baptist Church near Madison, before moving to Uniontown.

Conway provided the land for the Church and Cemetery as he laid out the plots for the town. He lived to see the Church built but he died in 1861 and was the first person to be buried in the Cemetery.

Uniontown Baptist Church was formed when several townspeople, along with members from two other smaller Churches in the area that had disbanded, came together in unity with 14 Articles of Faith and a Church Covenant. They met for Sunday Services once a month and also held a monthly business meeting on Saturdays. By writings in the Church history, it was shown that the members had great love for God and for one another which still holds true today.

“Uniontown Baptist Church has been a light for the Lord in this community for many years,” said current church pastor Irv Benge. “Several outreaches have been established as the Church family moves forward with much excitement.”

Events for August and September include the church’s annual Ice Cream Social from 5-7 p.m. on this Saturday, Aug. 29, another Community Dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, Community Cookout beginning at 5 p.m. on Sept. 12, Community Dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, and a Special Anniversary Service on Sunday Sept. 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m..

For more information you may call Marty & Cindy at 523-3108, Sherry at 569-0407 or Irv & Jill at 793-2577.