Vanderbloemen Retained by Union Baptist Church for Senior Pastor Search

Blog rectangle headers (1)-Jun-08-2021-04-21-31-02-PM

STAMFORD, Connecticut — Vanderbloementhe leading Christian search firm, announced that Union Baptist Church has retained their firm to assist the search for a new Senior Pastor.

Union Baptist Church has a rich history and has been a pillar of missional ministry since 1888, when twenty-five former slaves and descendants of former slaves organized the Union Baptist Church Mission in Stamford, Connecticut. The Mission was formed under the leadership of Reverend George H. Jackson, Pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of New Haven, Connecticut. 

In 1972, the Reverend Dr. Robert W. Perry was called from the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia to become the Pastor of the Union Baptist Church. He has served in this capacity for forty-five years, the longest tenure of any pastor in the history of the Union Baptist Church. Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Perry, who is known for his prophetic preaching, prolific discipleship and progressive ministry, the Union Baptist Church has become a viable Christian enterprise that operates to serve others on a twenty-four-hour basis.

After 49 years serving Union Baptist, Rev. Dr. Robert Perry is ready to hand off his leadership to a new Senior Pastor. 

Wanda Hill, Search Committee Co-Chair at Union Baptist Church explained her enthusiasm to partner with Vanderbloemen, 

“We are pleased to be working with Vanderbloemen on this very important search. Having a well-defined and objective process in place is highly important to us."

Vanderbloemen, serving clients with a greater purpose, including churches, schools, nonprofits, family offices, and values-based businesses, loves the whole church and is honored to be able to partner with and serve Union Baptist Church on this vital and important hire. 

Chantel McHenry, Executive Search Consultant at Vanderbloemen said, 

“Dr. Perry has imparted faith and impacted the members of Union Baptist Church for 48 years. The legacy of the church is rich and we are honored to walk alongside them as they search for their new Senior Pastor.”

For more information about the search or if you're interested in learning about the role, please email