United Brethren in Christ

UB Factsheet

The Church of the United Brethren in Christ is a conservative evangelical denomination consisting of about 200 churches in the United States, and another 300 churches scattered among 17 other countries.

Official Name

In the US: Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.
Internationally: Church of the United Brethren in Christ, International.


1800 in Frederick, Md., but we trace our roots to 1767.

The Church of the United Brethren in Christ is the first denomination to begin in America. Other denominations existed at the time, but they were transplanted from Europe.

The U.B. website has lots of information. You can find current events, ministries, information for pastor's and the church discipline.


Since 1853, the United Brethren in Christ have been on mission with God in North America, Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South Asia and East Asia. Today, UB Global embodies the collective international ministries of the United Brethren in Christ of Canada and the United States with direct ministries in 19 countries and partner ministries in others. Through the years, the goal remains the multiplication of disciples and churches with a particular focus on those who are the least reached.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian university of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations, including our most popular programs in film and animation, nursing, psychology and social work. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana, in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).