Welcome From Pastor Jackson
I am very pleased that you decided to stop here at our BUBC website. During this age of cyber-virtuosity, when we have the ability to span the globe and move from domain to domain with the click of the mouse, it blesses me to know that from the millions of sites that you could have visited, you stopped here at Baptist Union Baptist Church. I do not believe it is a coincidence in your choosing this website, and I am extremely happy that you're here and I must say that you could not have picked a better time! We understand that people have issues and we are a body that believes God is bigger than our issues. Psalms 34:3 says "Oh magnify the lord with me and let us exalt his name together". That word magnify means to enlarge or to make bigger, therefore if God is enlarged in your life then he can be bigger then any situation or circumstance that you are up against, but that can only be accomplished through Gods power.
Power, which is the theme I want to focus on because nothing works without it. No plan or idea can ever live beyond the confines of your heart and mind without power. Both in the natural and the spiritual realms, power is the one thing needed in order to be successful and victorious. In fact the very computer that you are using requires power to gain and maintain your entry into this website so it is safe to say that power is essential, necessary and fundamental.
Jesus said, in Matthew 28:18, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." He affirms and establishes himself as the source of our power and there is no deposit of spiritual power found elsewhere. It's in Him. He told his followers in Luke 24:49 "... tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." because He never intended them, nor us to be impotent or ineffective. His word and His promise is that "we shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon us ..." (Acts 1:8a). We have His word and we have His Spirit and with that comes the power to be victorious.
Do you want power? Let me encourage you to invest your time and energy in the Word of God so that you can obtain His guidance, His instructions, and His Love. While you examine the depths of His scriptures and pursue the delights of His Spirit, allow this website to be a catalyst of the winning combination.
It is my privilege to serve you as Pastor of Baptist Union Baptist Church and I am certain that you will find support and assistance here at our website. If you are in the Dillwyn area, please visit us on Baptist Union road, state route 692 just off of route 15. We welcome you with open arms, smiling faces, and a hearty welcome!
Timothy I. Jackson Sr.
Ministries & Serving
At BUBC, our ministries are open to all members in good standing who feel they can contribute to that ministry for the purpose of moving God's program forward. Although we elect officers for each ministry for organizational purposes, all children of God are equal in the Father's eyes and therefore your contribution to that ministry is vital. more »
Music plays a vital role in the life of Baptist Union Baptist Church. We are blessed to have an excellent music program committed to the praise of our Lord. more »
The primary purpose of BUBC's Sunday School is to provide an opportunity to hear God's Word, to hear God's plan of salvation through Jesus Christ, to study God's Word and learn how to apply it to daily life, and to provide involvement for small group care and fellowship. more »
An integral part of the witness of the local church in its community and around the world is a clear and concise presentation of its biblical beliefs. In this regard, our statement of faith is as follows:
- We believe in the Bible as God's inspired, inerrant and authoritative revelation of Himself to man in written form (II Tim. 3:16-17)
- We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Colossians 2:9), (Matthew 28:19-20).
- We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1), His virgin birth (Matt. 1:18), His sinless life (II Cor. 5:21), His miracles (Acts 10:38), His vicarious death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world (I John 2:2), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:39), His ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor (Heb. 4:14), and His future return in glory, first to rapture His church (I Thess. 4:16-18) and second, to rule and reign one thousand years upon the earth (Rev. 20:6)
- We believe in the finality of Christ's mediatorial work for the redemption of mankind and the present freedom of access to the Father (I Tim. 2:5, Heb. 9:15)
- We believe in a new birth as the only means of receiving eternal life. The new birth involves a cleansing from the penalty and the power of sin. It is effectuated through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin (John 3:3, 5, 7; Eph. 2:8, 9; I Peter 1:18-20).
- We believe in the divine healing for the total man, spirit, mind, and body and that this healing is accomplished in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross and appropriated in the believer's life through prayer (Isaiah 53:5, Matt. 8:17, I Peter 2:24, James 5:13-15)
- We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an endowment of power for all believers (Acts 2:4, 38-39, 10:44-46, 19:1-6; Eph. 5:18). This baptism results in a deeper expression of spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22-23), a greater growth in Christ-likeness (II Cor. 3:18), and a genuine manifestation of spiritual gifts (Romans 8:25-27).
- We believe in the process of spiritual development (sanctification wrought in the believer's life by the Holy Spirit through submission and obedience. This growth involves a daily dying to sin and living unto righteousness (Romans 6:1-23), finds expression of a holy life (Hebrews 12:24) and will be culminated at the return of Christ (I John 3:2)
- We believe in the resurrection from the dead. First the righteous unto eternal life and second, the ungodly unto eternal damnation (Daniel 12:2, John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15)
- We believe in the sacraments of the Church established by Jesus Christ our Lord: The Lord's Supper (Matthew 26:26-30, I Corinthians 11:23-26), and baptism by immersion as a symbol and witness of the new birth (Matthew 28:19, I Peter 3:20-22).
The specific details of formation of Baptist Union Baptist Church can only be understood in part. Courthouse documents and surviving church records do not cite when the first service was held or how many people formed the congregation. The documents that do remain, however, are testaments to the dedication and commitment of a group of believers, many of whom had been enslaved. Perhaps, the former slaves had promised God that if He delivered them from bondage, that they would worship Him in spirit and in truth. This church can be seen as the fulfillment of God's promise to the enslaved and their pledge to worship and serve Him.
Several of our church's founders had worshipped with the people who held them in bondage at the neighboring Buckingham Baptist Church. Buckingham Baptist Church records reveal that while blacks were welcome at their church services, they were only allowed to sit in the balcony. According to stories passed down from one generation to the next, as soon as our first church members received their freedom, they left the white congregation, cleared a spot in the woods and worshipped there under the open sky- A brush arbor became the second Baptist Union home. It was followed by a log cabin.
For the church's history from 1866 to 2006, view the document, A Brief History of the Baptist Union Baptist Church. For a brief history since then, view the document, 147th Anniversary - History Slide Show.