OUR HISTORYUniversity Heights Baptist Church was born November 18, 1945. The founding fathers and mothers believed that followers of Christ should not be limited by labels or organizations, so they chose to affiliate with both American Baptistsand Southern Baptists. Today the church continues to partner with American Baptists, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and several Missouri Baptist ministries. The founders also believed that Christians should work together to minister to the hurting and impoverished people of our community, so they helped begin the Greater Ozarks Council of Churches.
Missions is at the heart of this church, so you will find the members praying for missionaries around the world and across the United States, giving generously to mission causes, and working on mission teams from New Mexico to North Carolina. We continue to work with the Council of Churches and Grand Oak Mission Center. Our members volunteer in numerous community programs.
While others have chosen to move to the suburbs, we have intentionally stayed in the center of the city to represent Christ. We reach out to our immediate community with a college ministry, particularly with students at Missouri State University, and annual neighborhood outreach ministries and partnership with Rountree Public Elementary School.
Because family and children are important to us, we have a Sunday morning Bible study program for every age group. Wednesday nights include a fellowship meal, handbell, children, youth and adult choirs, children's and youth mission groups, college Bible studay, and a prayer time followed by Bible study for adults.
Sunday morning worship is characterized by warmth and dignity, outstanding music, biblical preaching, and a welcoming spirit. UHBC is more family than organization.
We believe in the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith: GOD, the Creator and Ruler of the universe as revealed in the Bible; the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, substitutionary and atoning death, and imminent return; the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit as the guide of every believer. We believe that all people by mortal nature and practice sin against God, but that by personal acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment to Him, we are by the grace of God born into God's family.
We stand for the historic Baptist distinctives, including the priesthood of every believer, the autonomy of the local church, and the separation of church and state.