About UB Global

UB Global is the international arm of United Brethren churches in the United States and Canada. Through UB Global, we interact with United Brethren churches in nearly 20 countries. UB Global also supports missionaries serving in a number of countries—sometimes as direct employees of UB Global, sometimes with other mission agencies.

UB Global prefers to work in partnership with others–individuals, churches, national leaders, and like-minded organizations, The purpose is illustrated through the UB Global logo of “a cord of three strands…not quickly broken,” as described in Ecclesiastes. There is greater strength in working with others.

Here are some things to know about UB Global:

  • UB Global works in partnership with United Brethren churches and leaders in 17 other countries, encouraging and strengthening their Great Commission efforts.
  • A staff of five persons work at the UB Global office in Huntington, Ind., with 12 other staff assigned to UB Global efforts elsewhere.
  • Another 40 United Brethren church members serve with various like-minded agencies, including Wycliffe Bible Translators, European Christian Mission, One Mission Society, and Operation Mobilization.
  • UB Global tries to come alongside individuals and churches in the United States and Canada, helping them in their Great Commission efforts.
  • UB Global provides consultation, training, logistical support, and the opportunity to share resources and partner in ministry.
  • An oversight board, called the UB Global Leadership Team, oversees the work of UB Global. It consists of 11 members, 2 of them from Canada.
  • The UB Global offices are located in Huntington, Ind.
  • The executive director of UB Global is appointed by the US Bishop.

For complete information, visit the UB Global website.

Churches in Other Countries

From its beginnings in the United States, the United Brethren denomination now has churches in 17 countries. This expansion has occurred in three ways:

1. Missionaries from North America pioneered churches in countries with no United Brethren presence. Most of our original overseas churches started this way.

2. Conferences outside of North America pioneered ministry in countries with no United Brethren presence. For instance, Honduras started the ministry in Nicaragua and El Salvador, and Nicaragua went on to start work in Costa Rica. Hong Kong started the work in Thailand, and partnered with the US to begin churches in Macau.

3. Churches in a country with no UB presence chose to affiliate with the United Brethren denomination. Examples: Haiti, Mexico, Guatemala, and Germany.

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Extended information on our 10 national conferences and 7 mission districts.


The first overseas missionaries were sent to Sierra Leone in 1855. Scores of missionaries have served in Sierra Leone over the years. Some have died there.

Today, UB Global supports missionaries in a number of countries.

  • Some serve fulltime with UB Global.
  • Many serve with other mission organizations–Wycliffe, New Tribes, and many others.

Learn More

Read all about our overseas missionary staff on the UB Global website.

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