Unity Church of Practical Christianity is the result of a beautiful melding of two churches that have long been a part of the Memphis community, both with rich, full histories. As it states in the Bible, "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." There is especially a time to die to the old and a time to heal, and this church is the result!
Following an 18 month ministerial search we were delighted to discover, as with most things, that which we sought was right here in our midst all along. As of January 1, 2017 we were happy to welcome Rev. Chris Dempsey as our Spiritual Leader. Chris found Unity as a result of his own spiritual seeking and is currently pursuing the Field Licensing Program through Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute.
Introducing Our New Minister: Rev. Chris Dempsey!
My name is Chris Dempsey, and I am a constant seeker of truth. In fact, it’s that desire and quest that led me to the Unity Church of Practical Christianity.
My background is not in the Unity Movement; I spent about 24 years in preaching ministry in an evangelical Christian fellowship. But serious students ask serious questions, and in my honest questioning, I came to view God as larger than any one religion. Naturally, this created a tension in my life. “The times where we meet or reckon with our contradictions are often turning points, opportunities to enter into the deeper mystery of God or to evade the mystery” (Richard Rohr). Initially, I wanted to evade my spirituality; but my heart beats for God, and I chose to continue my search for truth more diligently.
UCPC has allowed me to be intellectually honest and open in pursuit. Albert Einstein said, “Never lose a holy curiosity.” I am a student of metaphysical Christianity, and I invite you to be a student with me. Allow me the sacred privilege of joining you in your spiritual quest. You are safe to question and grow here.
The ultimate good of man is to live love. May you be blessed and abound in love.