Welcome to

Unaka Avenue Baptist Church

We have been following and proclaiming Jesus Christ as the only Savior and Lord since 1915 – over 100 years.  Please join us as we continue to worship Jesus Christ, who loved us first, and advance the ministry handed down over several generations of Christian saints.


What to Expect

When we speak of “worship,” we are referring to the life of our congregation: attending worship services, creating music, honoring life.


Contacts & Members

Church life means faith, relationship, discipline, service, responsibilities of church leaders and members, and much more.

God’s Love

Beliefs and History

Love is a key attribute in Christianity. The love of God is a prevalent concept both in the Old Testament and the New Testament.

Information & Alerts

We are back to three services a week! Please see our service time listings below!

We now have Drive-In Church for all three worship services!  Tune to 87.7 FM

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Service Times

  Sunday Morning:

9:45am – Sunday School

11:00am – Worship Service

  Sunday Evening:

6:00pm – Evening Worship
7:00pm – Choir Rehearsal

  Monday Evening:

Bible Study – TBA

  Wednesday Evening:

6:00pm – Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study

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Latest Sermons

Brief Bio

Our Pastor: Reverend Bill McDaniel

Personal & Education
Bill has been married to Sherrie for over 33 years. He has 2 children and 3 grandchildren, resides in Jonesborough, TN. He was licensed to minister in 1992, graduated from Carson Newman with a degree in Religion and a concentration in Business Administration, and ordained by Unaka Avenue Baptist in 1995.

Bill has served in bi-vocational ministry opportunities since 1993. His ministry style is focused on in-depth Bible study. It is expository in delivery. He focuses on the church (worship, education, discipleship) and the lost (evangelism through living a life that exalts Christ, witnessing when the Spirit provides).

He works for Ballad Health. He has been with Ballad (Mountain States Health Alliance/Johnson City Medical Center) since 1998. He is in a leadership role within the Information Technology department.

Statement of Faith
I am a Southern Baptist and affirm The 2000 Baptist Faith & Message. Theologically, I am fundamentally conservative. I believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God. It is the guide for the Church.

learn about Our ministries

Children's Ministry

A Christ – inspired, Bible – based ministry providing children creative opportunities to praise the Lord.

Student Ministry

A group of young adults gathering around God’s word, seeking to know and love Him more for His glory.

Music Ministry

We strive to lift the name of Jesus and prepare our hearts to receive His word. All vocalists and instrumentalists welcome.

Sunday School

We have dedicated, conscientious teachers for our Adult Sunday School classes.

We are a Southern Baptist church in Johnson City, TN. It is our goal to reach this city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are here to provide a place for people to grow closer to Christ, deeper in faith and more committed to His service.