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The Reverend Dr. LaBarron F. McAdoo, Sr. was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, April 28, 1964 to the late Thomas E. McAdoo, Sr. and the late Gracie M. Hampton. He is the fifth of six children. Reverend McAdoo accepted Christ at age 7 while attending the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Murfreesboro. He was later baptized at the age of 8 at King Solomon Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. After relocating back to Murfreesboro, he reunited with the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he had first confessed Christ.

Pastor LaBarron McAdoo is married to the former Miss Angeleatha Allison of Knoxville, Tennessee, who is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a current candidate for the Master Degree in Education with emphasis on School Administration. Reverend McAdoo is the father of three (3) children, two sons and one daughter: Minister LaBarron Jr., Mychal DeJuan, and MeKayla Dominique.

Pastor McAdoo acknowledged and responded to the call of the preaching ministry in 1978 while preparing for high school. and preached his initial sermon in February 1980. He is a graduate of the American Baptist Theological Seminary and Emmanuel Bible Seminary both of Nashville, Tennessee and holds two doctoral degrees from Andersonville Baptist Seminary with a Doctoral Degree in two fields of study (D.TH & D.Min) in 2005. He has attended course studies at Vanderbilt University of Nashville & Dallas Theological Seminary.

Pastor McAdoo is currently in his third pastorate as the Senior Pastor of the Union Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware. His previous pastorates include the First Baptist Church of Greenville, Kentucky and the Mt. Zion Rucker Missionary Baptist Church of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has served as assistant-chaplain of the 33rd Street Chapel, 2AD Fort Hood, Texas, assistant pastor of the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and the assistant pastor of the Unity Baptist church of Copperas Cove, Texas.

Pastor McAdoo has also served in various functions with convention and association organizations. He has served as Moderator of the Mt. Zion Baptist Missionary Association of Delaware and as 1st Vice President of the Congress of Christian Education of the United Baptist Convention of Delaware. He has served as 1st Vice Moderator of the Ministers and Deacons Auxiliary of the First District Association in Kentucky. He is the former president of the Baptist African Americans of Muhlenberg (B.A.A.M.) of Kentucky, former President of the Muhlenberg County chapter of the NAACP, and. He has served as guest preacher/lecturer for several National Bodies as well as the First District Association of the General Baptist Association of Kentucky, the Missionary Baptist Convention of Tennessee, the Smithfork District association, and the General Baptist Convention of Tennessee. Pastor McAdoo has labored in the various convention's offices serving in capacities such as Congress/BTU President, Vice President, Dean, Teacher, and Youth Director.

Though the Ministries of the Union Baptist Church remain his priority concern, and take up much of his time, Reverend McAdoo is still very active in the community and in various other Christian and secular cooperative endeavors.

 

Pastor McAdoo loves reading, preaching, teaching, and fishing. He is a serious student of the Word and remains committed to the building of a spiritual house of worship where people are developed into a dynamic demonstration of the awesome power of God.