Unity Baptist Church

Come be with family Boardman, OH
Unity Baptist Church

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5920 South Ave
Boardman, OH 44512

(330) 783-0117

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Who We Are

We are a Bible based ministry and we are a loving ministry. You cannot escape from the hugs.

We are active in outreach ministry as we lead a city-wide street ministry called The Jericho Project. It's comprised of believers from many different churches and denominations who work together for the Lord's glory. We set up events in the highest crime areas of our city having preceded each event with a time of prayer walking.

We are also involved in a committee organized by the mayor's office where pastors have been invited to work with the mayor and city officials in doing our part to make this city a safer place to live.

We are a bilingual ministry that provides interpretation for some elderly Hispanics who have joined our church.

We may be a small church but we serve a big God who has guided us through some amazing experiences over the 17 years we have existed. We look forward to seeing all that the Lord has in store for our future. You are welcome to come and join us on our journey.

God bless you,
Pastor Rafael Cruz Jr.

About Us

Casual, Down to Earth, Friendly, Conservative, Multigenerational

Community Service, Faith and Work


Baptist (SBC)


English, Spanish



5920 South Ave
Boardman, OH 44512

(330) 783-0117

Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Services begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays and, along with the usual parts of the service such as a sermon, congregational singing, and special music, we include a time for sharing and special prayer needs. On the third Sunday of the month the youth are in charge of the service. Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. we have our Bible study and prayer service time. Just as we do with our sermons, all Bible studies are based on the Bible rather than religion.

What is the community like?
We are a racially diverse body of Christ who care about one other as well as those in our community. We are also diverse in our age groups with young families making up the majority of our congregation.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Everyone is welcome to visit and attend our church. We know that we are sinners saved by the Lord's mercy and so we love introducing others to our Lord as well. We do preach and teach according to the authority of the Bible and we believe that's what makes the difference needed in our lives.


Rafael Cruz Jr.

I am blessed to be a pastor in the city where I was born and raised - Youngstown, Ohio. The Lord led me to start Unity Baptist Church in 1995. Since our inception we have been involved in jail ministry, a feeding ministry, citywide crusades, The Jericho Project Street Ministry and CIRV, which is a partnership with the mayor's office to reduce violence in Youngstown.

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