Thank you for visiting the First Union Baptist Church web site.  We pray that you will be blessed by the information within our site.

We’re striving to be the kind of church described in the Bible—a church with relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need.

In short, we’d like to live the kind of contagious Christianity that influences and encourages our entire community, one person at a time.

So, whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to grow Read more

Our Pastor

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 Rev. Dr. William H. Whitaker, II, Pastor-Elect

Weekly Services


  • 8 and 11 a.m. Worship Services
  • 9:45 Sunday School
  • Fifth Sundays – One service at 10:00 a.m.


  • 12 noon Bible Study
  • 7 p.m. Bible Study


  • 8 a.m. Bible Mission – A Walk Through The Bible

Youth Sunday

  • 1st Sunday – Fellowship Hall – Youth Only Service
  • 3rd Sunday – Youth Sunday – Sanctuary – Youth leading and serving in worship

Holy Communion

  • 2nd Sunday of each month – 8 and 11 am Worship Services

Services Televised

  • Mondays at 4 pm – Comcast Cable Channel 6

Youth Ministry


 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

” Proverbs 22:6″

Click Here For Youth Ministries at FUBC 

Third Sunday Worship Service

  • Youth Sunday
  • 8:00 a.m. Worship Service in Sanctuary
  • Youth Choir Sings
  • 11:00 a.m. Worship Service in Sanctuary
  • Youth Choir Sings
  • Youth Worship Leader & Youth conduct Devotions
  • Sisters of Praise Dancers & Mustard Seed Praise Dancers (alternate service participation)

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Class Lineup
  • Ages 3-6
  • Ages 7-10
  • Ages 11-13
  • Ages 14-18

Children’s Church

  • 1st, 2nd & 4th Sunday’s during 11:00 a.m. Service
  • Ages 4-8
  • Director:  Brenda Peaks


  • Available during 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
  • 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sunday

Sisters of Praise (Praise Dancers)

  • Ages 12-18
  • Facilitator:  Sis. Shelia Myers

Mustard Seed (Praise Dancers)

  • Ages 6-11
  • Facilitator: Sis. Lisa Shepperson

First Sunday’s @ Town – Monthly Excursions @ the City of Richmond (or surrounding areas)

  •  April 6 – Maymont Park
  • May 4 –  Putt Putt (bring your own money)
  • June 1 –  Brunch @ Dogwood Dell
  • October 5 – Movies
  • November 2 – Uptown Alley

Upcoming Youth Events & Opportunities

April 6, 2014 – Maymont (An American Estate)
Grounds/Gardens, Wildlife Exhibit & Children’s Farm Barn

April 8-10, 2014 – Youth Revival. 7:00 p.m.
Revival Preacher – Reverend Uzziah A. Harris (Pastor of ANUANCE)
7:00 p.m.

April 13, 2014 – Read and Relax – Reid Elementary School
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

April 2014 – TRIP TO THE MOVIE – Heaven is For Real
Date TBD

April 20, 2014 – Easter Egg Hunt (for Children’s Church Attendees Only)
Sponsored by Children’s Church & FUBC Teens

Youth Lock-In (Date TBD)

The Color Purple (Virginia Repertory Theatre) – while showing in town (June 19-Aug 3, 2014)
Attendees must pay price for Admission

August (Date TBD)
Back @ School Cookout (Fish Fry)

December (Date TBD)
Night Out to Dinner

2014 Youth Ministry Officers

  • President – Chyna Branch
  • Vice President – Izetta Hill
  • Secretary – Janique Branch
  • Chaplain – Divine Ghee

Youth Minister, Rev. Roberta Young-Jackson

Contact Information: 804-745-9772 (church office)

Missions and Evangelism

”Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19

The Mission Statement of the First Union Baptist Church Missions Ministry is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and abroad, while meeting the needs of others, validating their self-worth and declaring GOD’s glory.

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First Union Baptist Church is located in the southside of the city of Richmond, Virginia. We are at the intersection of Hull Street Road and Derwent Road. Our edifice is conveniently located off of Chippenham Parkway and I-95. Our edifice address is 6144 Derwent Road, Richmond, VA 23225.

From the North:

Travel I-95 S toward Richmond. Take the I-64 W/I-195 S exit toward Powhite Parkway/Charlottesville. Merge onto I-195 S via exit 186 on the left toward US-60/Powhite Pkwy/US-360W (portions toll). Keep left to take VA-76 S toward VA-150/Powhite Pkwy/US-60/US-360 (portions toll). Merge onto VA-150 S/Chippenham Pkwy via the exit Read more