Missionary Union Ministry

Missionary Union Ministry

The Missionary Union Ministry of SMBC was organized in 1942, under the leadership of Pastor W. W. Taylor. The Missionary Union participates in community service projects, youth outreach and recognition, and foreign missions. Membership is open to anyone interested in serving.

SMBC was presented a certificate in recognition of 83+ years for the loyal support of The Worker quarterly magazine. Through the years, we were blessed to have teachers who dedicated their time in bringing the Word of God and using The Worker, such as the late Sis. Evelyn Hardin who recited by memory the Christian Pledge daily. Evangelist Marva Lee was our teacher after Sis. Hardin. Our current teacher is Rev. Grant Harris.

When We Meet


Our monthly meeting is held on the 1st Monday of the month.


Presently, meetings are held via conference call at 5:00 p.m.

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Meet Sister Marva

Marva Naylor

Our Study Guide

     During our meeting, we have a devotional and bible lesson from our study guide. For over 80 years, the Missionary Union has studied from THE WORKER magazine; however, the magazine had a name changed and went to a digital format in October, 2022. Our new study guide is called THE MISSION and every member receives a copy quarterly.

Our Yearly Events

    • Annual Missionary Union Day
    • Bibles given to graduating high school seniors
    • Annual Missionary Union Community Giveaway
    • Christmas Fellowship

During the year, we support and participate in events with other ministries of SMBC, as well as our local CHCBE (Chattanooga Hamilton County Baptist Missionary Education) and the state TBMEC (Tennessee Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention). 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the name of the book used for study by Missionary Union?

The Worker by Editor Evelyn Andrew

What are some activities/spiritual outreach that the Missionary Union provide?

The Missionary Union visits SMBC members and friends at nursing homes and provide toiletries.  Bibles are distributed to SMBC high school graduates.  The Missionary Union has an annual day on the 4th Sunday in February and an annual giveaway at the church on the  2nd Saturday in October. Other outreach services include financial support to foreign missions.

Foreign Missions

Second Missionary Baptist Church strives to be a home church for our Chattanooga community, but also messengers of the Gospel to the world. Below you'll find more information about our International Missions...

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