About UMA

Vision of the UMA

Our Vision is to stand before God and all mankind with One Spirit, One Mind, One Love and on One Accord; and to overcome all partitions and schism that divide churches, ministers and people of God; and to do the works our Lord commanded in Matthew 25:35-40.

We are committed to helping the Church live out the commandments of Christ and to aid communities in experiencing the Promises of the Word of God.

We specifically endeavor to "walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called," as stated in Ephesians 4:1.

Mission of the UMA

Our Mission is to create a bond between the Churches and the Ministers in the Metropolitan Atlanta Area. Our objective is to present a common front, in our effort to help advance the Kingdom of God. This will be accomplished through activities such as preaching, teaching, targeted training, counseling, sharing experiences one with another using our collective gifts and resources. Our efforts include the addressing of social issues that impact persons in the metro Atlanta area and beyond.

History of the UMA

In the year of 1980, Bishop Robert Glass (Antioch Baptist Church of Lithonia, GA), Bishop George Hoke and Bishop Willie L. Fowler, Sr. (All Nations Church of God of Scottdale, GA), Bishop Miles Fowler (Big Miller Grove Baptist Church of Lithonia, GA), Rev. J. L. Freeman (Union Baptist Church of Lithonia, GA), and Pastor Michael Benton (Fairfield Baptist Church of Lithonia, GA) convened at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA to form an Alliance between their churches. Their primary concern was to facilitate greater unity between the churches in East Dekalb County and the surrounding areas and to cultivate a setting for the teaching and equipping of ministers. From that beginning to the present, UMA has impacted the lives of its members and has greatly influenced the churches and communities in which UMA members serve. All these things have been done for the honor and glory of God.

We are proud of our Logo and for the meaning and significance it communicates.

Gold is the metal related to Kings and the Gold Perimeter points to Jesus Christ, our King of Kings and Lord of Lords (2 Chronicles 9.13-20, Matthew 2.11, Revelation 1.12-13).

Gold Beams emanating from the center represent God's love toward the entire world that was expressed through the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ (John 3.16; Phil. 2.5-11).

Crimson relates to the Blood of Jesus that was shed for the world (Romans 5.6-9, Ephesians 2.11-13).

The Cross is the Emblem of the Lord's Suffering and a reminder that we have a Cross to bear also (John 19.16-17, Matthew 16.24).

The Bible relates to the Word we are called to preach without fear or favor (1 Corinthians 9.16, II Timothy 4.1-2).

The Dove points to the Presence, Prominence and Power of the Holy Spirit we seek daily (Romans 8.14, 1 Corinthians 2.12, 2 Corinthians 1.21-22, Ephesian 5.18).