Union Baptist Church of New Rochelle is one of New Rochelle’s earliest African- American religious organizations (established in 1913) and is currently a multicultural congregation home to over 250 parishoners. Many live in New Rochelle, but others commute from New York City as well as Fairfield, Putnam and Rockland Counties.
This church was built in 1904 for the Salem Baptist congregation, which organized in 1849. According to the New Rochelle BID, the architect Arthur Bates Jennings configured the interior using the Akron Plan, an open spatial arrangement seen in only a few Westchester churches today.
Our sanctuary caught fire and burnt down on Feb 14, 2011 and we are currently holding Sunday Worship Services (every Sunday @ 12.00 p.m.) and Bible Study (every Wednesday @ 7.00 p.m.) at the Trinity St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 311 Huguenot St., New Rochelle, NY 10801.