University Baptist Church
3200 W. Arlington Loop
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-7138
Revs. Kathryn Spangler and Brett Harris, Co-Pastors
Where is UBC located?
We are located in midtown Hattiesburg at 3200 Arlington Loop–about four blocks West of Forest General Hospital and three blocks south of the University of Southern Mississippi. Our campus is surrounded by the University Heights Neighborhood.
What if I have more questions?
Feel free to call or email any of our staff members, they’re always happy to talk to you about life at UBC (or click the Contact menu on this website). If you visit us in worship, we encourage you to fill-out a visitor’s card and drop it in the offering plate so we can tell you more about our church family.
What’s it like to visit UBC?
Jesus describes the Kingdom of God as a great banquet where all are welcomed. We hope you get a taste of that when you visit UBC. Old or young, dressed in a suit or sporting your most comfortable bluejeans, a long-time follower of Jesus or new to the faith–whoever you are, however you come, we hope you feel welcomed among us.
What’s your Sunday morning schedule?
People begin gathering around coffee pots around 9:30 every Sunday morning. We have Sunday School classes for all ages of children and youth as well as a variety of class options for adults beginning at 9:45. We worship together as a church family at 11:00 (we have a nursery for our youngest children and extended session for preschoolers who leave worship following our morning children’s sermon).
What sort of Baptists are you?
You ordain women as deacons and ministers? You follow the Christian year in your patterns of worship? What sort of Baptists are you? Its not uncommon for first time visitors to wonder about our Baptist identity. Our primary national affiliation is with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (and we are proud to say we are one of only three denominations in the United States led by a woman). Our Mississippi partners in ministry include the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi as well as the Mississippi Baptist Convention (we value our partnership with organizations, like William Carey University, that are supported by Mississippi Baptists).