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Rev. Dr. Robert W. Perry
Dr. Robert W. Perry is a native of New York, New York. He grew and developed in Portsmouth, Virginia where he received his public school education. He is a graduate of Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree and later a Master of Divinity Degree from the School of Theology. He attended Law School at American University, Washington, DC; Union Theological Seminary, New York; and matriculated in the Master of Science Degree program at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Two honorary degrees were awarded to him from Virginia Seminary and College, Lynchburg, Virginia. Also an honorary degree was awarded to him from Virginia Union University in 2004. He is a Veteran of the Korean War where he received three bronze stars and attained the rank of Sergeant.
Dr. Perry brought diverse experiences into his ministry, becoming the first African American to become a tariff agent for United Airlines in New York City. He was a social worker for the City of New York, Dept. of Welfare an instructor at Norfolk State University Evening College, a special program for Tidewater Clergy. Head Start Visiting Teacher in Portsmouth, Virginia and Director of OIC, Southeastern Tidewater, Virginia.
Dr. Perry has traveled extensively and preached abroad in many places. One of his most challenging trips was his trip to Communist Russia (USSR) in 1983. This trip was with a team of eight Baptist scholars and preachers and their wives. He preached at the famous Baptist church in St. Petersburg at that time the city was called Leningrad.
With a drive for foreign missions, he led the Union Church to establish a Union Baptist Church in Whittlesea, South Africa. In 1994 he went with his wife and daughter Crystal to dedicate the completed construction of the Union Baptist Church in South Africa. After the election in South Africa, President Mandela came to America and spoke at the Nation’s capital. My congressman made it possible for me to speak to President Mandela. After leaving it was Whittlesea, A.S. he gleamed with joy and told me, that was the place where he grew up and was so happy we chose Whittlesea: a place so much in need and impoverished. He traveled extensively with his wife in South Africa and preached in many cities of South Africa. . We arrived in South Africa a week after president Nelson Mandela was elected president in South Africa. His travels have carried him to Israel several times; Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Anthens, Greece and countless Caribbean Islands, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Gambia were among his many travels.
The many offices he has held include service as Past President of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and Musicians’ Guild, Past President of the Stamford Council of Churches and Synagogues and Past President of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. He presently serves as the Convener of the Interdenominational Ministers and Pastors Alliance Coalition (IMPAC).
He holds membership in the Judah Baptist Association of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Baptist Convention, Inc., USA.
Many offices he held including service us president of the Hampton University Ministers Conference and Musicians Guild, past president of the Council of Churches and Synagogues and past president of the Counsel Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Baptist Convention, Inc. USA.
Dr. Perry is the Senior Pastor of the Union Baptist Church, Stamford, Connecticut where he has served for the past 46 years, and has completed a 5.3 million dollar church construction with the church serving as its own contractor.
As a community activist in Connecticut, he was the first African American to serve on the Board of Ethics of the City of Stamford. He served as a Fire Commissioner for the City of Stamford, as well as the Police Chaplain for the City of Stamford, and later became a Police Commissioner for two terms and for a second time serves now as a Fire Commissioner for the City of Stamford. He served on the advisory board for Fleet/Boston Bank Corporation. In 1988, he was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Human Rights under Governor William A. O’Neill of Connecticut. He was the recipient of The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award from the state of Connecticut, at the Capitol Rotunda in Hartford on January 16, 2006. In celebration of Black History Month, he was a recipient of The Community Heroes Award at Turn of River Middle School in Stamford on February 12, 2007. On December 21, 2013, he was recognized as one of the most influential 100 Blacks in Connecticut for 2013, by the Connecticut State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P. He is a life member of the N.A.A.C.P. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated Fraternity.
In 2018 he wrote, “Living the Text, Memoirs from My Life and Times”, Foreword by John W. Kinney, PhD, published by G Cooper Legacy Publishing.
Dr. Perry is married to the former Odessa Brown. They have three children, three grandsons, one granddaughter, and three great-granddaughters.