A note from Pastor Bob Zoba: Welcome to the website of Second Union Church! I invite you to come and visit us in person. If you do, I believe you will experience the power of God’s presence as well as the embrace of His people. I know, as the pastor of 2UC, I am a bit prejudiced, but I sincerely believe Second Union is one of the most exciting churches in the entire world. People often move back to the States after worshiping here and search for a church just like Second Union. Unfortunately, their search is usually in vain. The reason? We are a uniquely diverse, multi-denominational, multi-lingual, and multi-talented gathering of saints who love to praise God, serve others, and have lots of fun doing it. I believe you will sense the love of God in our midst and the openness of His saints to new people, new ideas, and new ways in which God desires to work. Being a part of a faith community can be one of the most stimulating, comforting, and powerful influences in anyone’s life. I pray that you might experience this yourself as you worship with us and get involved in ministry for the Kingdom of God.
May this visit be the first of many to come.
Pastor Bob Zoba
Pastor’s Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Mornings
Tuesday & Thursday: Afternoons
About Reverend Zoba
Basic Biographical Data – Born May 1956 in Warren, Ohio. Graduated from Hiram College in 1978 with a BA History. Graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1983 with a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies. Ordained in January 1986 – American Baptist Churches.
Pastoral Highlights – Central Baptist Church of Atlantic Highlands, NJ (1986-1990). Union Church of Tegucigalpa, Honduras (1990-1994). Oak Park Ave. Baptist Church, Berwyn, IL (1995-2004)
Personal – Married to Christie, father of three sons, speaks, reads and writes Spanish; enjoys tennis, basketball, and rollerblading. Has been in Puerto Rico since January of 2004.
Inspirational Words from Reverend Zoba
“I strongly believe that the best hope for a truly transformed society is the transformation of individual hearts and lives. This must begin with a personal encounter with Jesus Christ whereby an individual receives the good news that “God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish, but will have eternal life” (John 3:16). It is the call of every Christian to be evangelistic.”
“I am very passionate about the task of studying and presenting the Word of God in a manner that is faithful to the text, anointed by the Spirit, applicable to the congregation, and relevant to the era in which we live. I am equally passionate about the people of the church, i.e. their needs, their care, their spiritual growth, and their sense of unity in the family of Christ. I seek to equip, enable, and encourage the saints to exercise their gifts and achieve maturity in Christ, individually and corporately.”
“As the former pastor of the Union Christian Church of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, I feel most alive in international settings. Indeed, I look upon my four years in Honduras as the most effective and exciting years of my entire ministry. I was blessed by the diversity of theological perspectives, as well as the richness of a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic congregation.”