Church History

A small group of people were hungry for fellowship, faith and God’s unconditional love. They began to meet in a home to pray, study the bible and share their faith. In a few weeks, others joined the movement of love. A conference room at Gateway Conference Center, Hickory, NC was rented and regular services were held. It was a true grassroots effort led by people hungry for worship and love. After six months, wisdom guided them to contact a minister in another town to help them organize. He provided guidance that helped them to become a non-profit church registered with the state of North Carolina. From a hand full of believers in a home, the movement was established on September 15, 1996 with 21 believers.   

The movement of love adapted the name “Unifour Christian Fellowship Church” (UNIFOUR CHURCH). Unifour is the geographical name for the four county area that surrounds our church. Continuing to draw people from the surrounding areas, the church moved to a building on HWY 70 in Hickory. In 2001, with over 100 members, the church prayed, sought God and purchased 7.5 acres in Newton, NC. The church campus now stands on this property. Included in the purchase was a house that serves as our parsonage. Prior to building our current structure, the church met in the garage at the house. In 2004, we built a 4400 square foot sanctuary and fellowship hall. And I do mean “we” built (of course with God’s help). Without a pastor, once again our body demonstrated this was a grassroots effort of love. Our first service in the new building was held on August 15, 2004. God has richly blessed His people! To God be the glory.

We are positioned for God’s continued favor. We envision growing for the Glory of God. We are celebrating a great past and a Greater Future.