Reverend Carleton Giles
Rev. Dr. Robert W. Perry
UBC Ministerial Staff
Reverend Dr. Michael Christie
Reverend Synethia Epps
Reverend Mandie R. Richardson (not shown)
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Minister Victor L. Hill
Minister Jenice Jeter
Minister Omri E. Lavine
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Minister Michael Pollard
Ronald Hemphill, Sr.
Paula M. Cardwell
Reverend Carleton Giles
Reverend Carleton Giles is Vice President-at-Large of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention, a native of Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York and the son of the late Marguerite and Jack Giles. He received his early Christian training and upbringing in the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton, the Community Baptist Church, Southampton, and the Eastern Baptist Association of the Empire State Baptist Convention, New York.
Upon arriving in Connecticut for his life’s work as a police officer in Norwalk, Reverend Giles joined and worked with the Grace Baptist Church, Norwalk under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Richard Wood. Since coming to Connecticut, Reverend Giles has been active in the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention and has served several administrations in many capacities.
He was the first Moderator of the New Haven Baptist Association, now Levite Association, and has served the Convention as First Vice President. Reverend Giles was the leader of the Associates in Ministry Division for many years and taught many ministers in this arena the value of faithfully serving a senior pastor.
Reverend Giles has a long, rich history in Connecticut, serving for six years before his call to pastoral ministry as director of youth ministries and Assistant to the Pastor at Grace Baptist Church, Norwalk. He went on to serve the First Baptist Church of Milford as its Senior Pastor for 17 years.
Reverend Giles has served in interim roles at the United Presbyterian Church of Milford and the Zion First Baptist Church, Middletown, Connecticut. In 2008, after much prayer and consideration, the congregation voted to call Reverend Giles as the sixth pastor of the Zion First Baptist Church, Middletown, Connecticut; they celebrated his eleventh-anniversary last year.
Reverend Giles continues to make a lasting contribution through his leadership in the Body of Christ as an unselfish ecumenical leader. Reverend Giles is known for his steady hand and his extensive knowledge of traditional Baptist polity and practice. He has also served the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Norwalk on two separate occasions as a pastoral advisor while they were searching for a permanent minister, the Community Baptist Church, Southampton, and the First Baptist Church, Bridgehampton. In 2018, Reverend Giles presided over a historic vote at First Baptist, Bridgehampton, where they called the first female pastor in the ninety-five-year history of the church.
After 33 years of exemplary service with the Norwalk Police Department, Reverend Giles was appointed in 2013 by Connecticut’s Governor to be a member of the State’s Board of Pardons and Paroles for which he now serves as Chairman.