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Union Memorial offers congregants a place of comfort, hope, and a peace of mind for all their worshipping needs. We are dedicated to spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ, and our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and our services. We invite you to become a part of our growing congregation, and look forward to meeting you!

Joining a church can mean many things to many people. Some seek out God and community when they feel they have lost their way, or are seeking a deeper purpose, or are looking for a way to connect to their family and cultural identity. But it is our belief that the Church, at its core, is about being the hands and feet of Christ in our community and beyond.

At Union Memorial , we inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to bring the Lord into their lives at every moment - moments of joy, moments of despair, and even those moments in between. We are committed to spread the message of Jesus in our actions with loving patience and kindness.

CHURCH history

For a full story about the entire 175 years (1846-2021) of Union Memorial umc, tap the button below for a full read.


About Our Pastor

Dr. Antonio Settles

Dr. Antonio Settles, Senior Pastor

Dr. Antonio Settles is the senior pastor of Union Memorial UMC, the oldest and largest Black United Methodist Church in St. Louis.  As senior pastor, Dr. Settles’ unique ability to communicate the truths of the Bible in a relevant and uncompromising manner is helping to reach a generation of men, women, singles, couples and families embedded in a culture defined by individualism and materialism.


Dr. Settles holds a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary, where he also served as a Pastoral Fellow.  He is an ordained elder in the UMC. Dr. Settles also holds a Doctorate in Prophetic Congregational Leadership from United Theological Seminary.  He is passionate about leadership and the local church.  Dr. Settles serves as a faculty advisor for doctoral students at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is the author of Power Moves: Moving Power in the Right Direction and leads workshops for churches on healthy church leadership. Dr. Settles is a proud member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He is married to Dr. Linda Settles, also a pastor, and they are proud parents of four adult children and six grandchildren.

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