Reverend Dr. Leroy Perry
St. Stephens AME Zion Church
A life-changing experience set Reverend Dr. Leroy Perry on his path in life. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, he earned his BA from Livingstone College, his MDiv from Yale Divinity, STM, and a doctoral degree from New York Theological Seminary in New York City.
Having pastored in Harlem and his home church, Mt. Olive AME Zion, he presently serves as senior pastor to the St. Stephens Church, Branford CT. In addition to his work as a pastor, Dr. Perry presently serves as the Director of the Fatherhood Initiative program at New Opportunities Inc, Waterbury, CT, and as a Yale Center for Clinical Investigation Cultural Ambassador for the past ten years.
He is devoted to improving the lives of anyone he meets and is committed to the improvement of the community. We talk about his time of growing up in Roanoke as a child, why family is so important, what makes great leaders, some personal hard lessons learned, and why you can’t achieve success without sacrifice.