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What We Offer

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!


Dr. Antonio Settles

Senior Pastor, Union Memorial UMC

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(314) 367-8314 or 

Cell # (314) 805-4443

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.

Union in the Community

  • Pierre Laclede Junior Academy – Pk-8. St. Louis Public Schools.  Engaged in student mentoring, Afro-Centric Book Giveaways and social services support for identified high risk kids.

  • Better Family Life – St. Louis, MO.  Partnering in a variety of targeted community outreach initiatives in high risk north St. Louis areas.

  • The Haven of Grace – St. Louis, MO. Partnering by providing newborn and infant supplies for the women served by The Haven of Grace.

  • Fathers United To Raise Awareness (FUTRA) – St. Louis, MO.  Partnering by providing space for programming occurring with FUTRA’s men as they work on acquiring life transforming skills.

  • Thomas Dunn Food Giveaway
    FREE FOOD - Sundays, 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. @ Union Memorial Enrichment Center (across the street from the church) on the corner of Bartmer & Belt Avenues.

  • Family & Friends Food Drive – occurring November and December each year, Union comes alive with receiving donations of non-perishable food items and then distributes them to high risk and need families in north St. Louis neighborhoods.

Our Full Church History 
175 Years of Ministry

Click here to view the rich history of Union Memorial's 175+ years serving our Lord in the St. Louis community.

Still Making History

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.


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