History of Unity Baptist Church
First meeting to ask God’s guidance in establishing new church.
Rented a small five room house on Hwy 52 east of Allardt, Tennessee to begin fellowship.
Constituting of Church: Unity chosen as name and Bro. Bob Stoner, a beginner in the ministry became pastor;
Unity joined the Riverside Baptist Association and 13 people became charter members.
Unity received $15,000 loan from the Tennessee Baptist Convention for new church building.
Groundbreaking for new church building.
Dedication of new building.
Groundbreaking for new educational building.
Received $35,000 loan for educational building.
Educational building complete.
Paid off note on church building.
Picnic shelter house dedication service.
Received $125,000 loan for new educational wing and church renovation.
Dedicated new addition and began renovation of church sanctuary.
Completion of sanctuary renovation, hosted Riverside Baptist Association’s Annual Meeting as first use of sanctuary.
Unity called their first full-time pastor.
Cleared land for 2 additional parking areas.
New Wheelchair ramps/drive-thru cover for front entrance
Remodeled 2 bathrooms in Educational wing.
Remodeled Front Foyer, front bathrooms and added wheelchair ramp and porch for Fellowship hall entrance.
Built outdoor storage building to store tables and outdoor equipment
Celebrated Note Shredding. Church is debt free!
History of Pastors and Wives
Rev. Robert and Bertha Stoner 1981 – 1987
Rev. Wilson and Lucy Parker 1987 – 1988
Rev. Mont and Billie Hooper 1988 – 1998
Rev. Tom and Betty Hamblen 1998 – 2000
Rev. David and Kimberley Singleton 2001 – 2005
Rev. Raymond and Angie Phillips 2005 - Current