About Union Grove Baptist Church
417 Fifteenth Avenue
Union Grove, WI 53182
Sunday Service: 9AM
Sunday School: 10:30AM
Sunday Night: 6PM
Wednesday Night: 6:30PM
Dr. Richard R. Schmidt began his tenure as Union Grove Baptist Church's Senior Pastor after 39 years of Christian service. Dr. Schmidt's work for the Lord has included church planting, 20 years as an associate pastor, church administration, as well as traveling both nationally and internationally with Prophecy Focus Ministries. Prophecy Focus Ministries was founded by Dr. Schmidt, a biblically sound prophetic teaching forum. He can be heard frequently on "The Word for Life" through WVCY, as well as seen on his program, Prophecy Focus TV 30. He served bi-vocationally for 30 years, with his public service culminating as acting Sheriff of Milwaukee County. He and his wife Valori have served faithfully together for over 40 years. Their three adult children live in Wisconsin along with their spouses. Dr. Schmidt has a Ph.D. from Louisiana Baptist University along with a D.Min. from Northland University, and continues to study diligently as instructed by 2 Timothy 2:15-studying to show himself approved unto God, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” -Jeremiah 29:11
Dr. Richard & Valori Schmidt
UGBC Core Values
Worship is our starting point. We want to teach and practice a worship of God that is not about being louder or being in a contest for a visual arts award. We want you to know Who we adore. We worship the Creator God, the Eternal God, the Only God.
Discipleship is next in our hearts. Discipleship is not as familiar a word today. Disciples are people who follow the teachings and practices of someone else. You and I are disciples of some philosophy or another, whether we realize it or not. We choose our answers for life’s toughest challenges based upon who we are listening to and who we want to believe has the best answer. For Union Grove Baptist Church, we want to help one another understand that God’s way is the best way and that His Word, the Bible, truly has all the answers for life we will ever need. Our worship of Him as our God leads us to love Him and want to follow the principles He gives us for living a meaningful and productive life.
Fellowship flows out of sincere discipleship. Church is a community. It is a family. It is a group of people that love the same objectives and seek to pursue the same goals. Because of our mutual love for Christ, we love what Christ loves – one another and the people around us. We are not perfect, but in the end, what makes Union Grove Baptist Church a unique place is the people who love spending time with each other, helping one another reach and influence our community
Union Grove Baptist Church believes the Lord instituted Matthew 28:18-to go into the world and teach all nations... We are all instructed to tell others about the saving grace found in faith alone, through Christ alone.
Wednesday Night Activities 6:30-8:00PM
4 years through 6th grade
7th- 12th grade.
Adult Bible Study:
College and up. 6:45-8PM
Sunday Children's Ministry
Our young adults group is growing and seeking ways to enjoy each others' company and encourage one another. They do this by meeting every couple months for planned activities. A Young Adults Sunday School class is offered to teach and encourage young adults in their walk with Christ.
Union Grove Baptist Church is a ministry that seeks to help encourage people in every walk of life. We seek to enable singles and married people alike. We seek to minister to the elderly as well as the newlyweds. We want our college students to find a place that will allow them to grow and become active participants as they discover adulthood in the realm of the church. In order for this to happen we seek to be fluid in meeting the needs of the body as God brings people into our church family.
Wednesday Children's Ministry
Other Children's ministry
Other Adult Ministries
Union Grove Baptist Church History
The history of Union Grove Baptist Church can be traced to the year 1869 when missionary workers from Raymond Baptist Church began to minister in our community. The new converts were added to the Raymond church. Among these first workers were Rev. L. Peterson, the Pastor of the Raymond church and N. Jorgensen.