Rev. Dr. Tom Harringto  n, Senior Pastor,  started his ministry at UBC in 2016 and is excited to see how God will use him in this new capacity.  Tom obtained his B.A. at Vanderbilt University, and after earning graduate degrees at both Texas A&M University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University.  Prior to coming to UBC, Tom s erved as Senior Pastor at Northwest Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for fourteen years.  In that capacity, Tom’s overarching passion was to lead the congregation to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in the immediate neighborhoods surrounding the church.  In addition, from 2001-2012, he taught various theology classes at Marquette University. Before being called to the ministry, Tom had a broad variety of work experience, including working as a commercial real estate valuator and consultant for Ernst & Young, in Houston, Texas.  All of this has allowed him to bring a wealth of both “real world” and “real ministry” experience to his pastoral work.  Tom and his wife, Susan, have three children, Will, Joe, and Helen.

Rev. Dr. Tom Harrington, Senior Pastor, started his ministry at UBC in 2016 and is excited to see how God will use him in this new capacity. Tom obtained his B.A. at Vanderbilt University, and after earning graduate degrees at both Texas A&M University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University.  Prior to coming to UBC, Tom served as Senior Pastor at Northwest Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for fourteen years.  In that capacity, Tom’s overarching passion was to lead the congregation to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in the immediate neighborhoods surrounding the church.  In addition, from 2001-2012, he taught various theology classes at Marquette University. Before being called to the ministry, Tom had a broad variety of work experience, including working as a commercial real estate valuator and consultant for Ernst & Young, in Houston, Texas.  All of this has allowed him to bring a wealth of both “real world” and “real ministry” experience to his pastoral work.  Tom and his wife, Susan, have three children, Will, Joe, and Helen.

  Rev. Dr. Isaac Mwase, Interim Associate Pastor of Young Adult, College, Youth and Children’s Ministry , is a multi-disciplinary Baptist minister, educator, and public health specialist with graduate degrees in philosophy of religion and theology, business management, and public health. Isaac and his wife Ruth-Anne started attending UBC in 2014, and he is excited to now serve the church as an Associate Pastor. Prior to moving to Baltimore, he served as an Associate Pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, Maryland. He has also pastored churches in Zimbabwe and the USA including Nashville Baptist Church in Gweru, Zimbabwe, and New Bethel Baptist Church, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. As an educator, Isaac has taught religious and secular courses at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. His career in public health has included work as a Cancer Prevention Fellow with the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health. He has published numerous articles, chapters, and reviews on a wide range of religious, public health, and educational issues. In his spare time, Isaac enjoys reading biographies and refereeing soccer, and he and Ruth-Anne are well known at UBC for their desire to serve, their warm hearts and their gracious hospitality. Isaac and Ruth-Anne are the parents of Rebecca-Anne (known as Becky to most).

Rev. Dr. Isaac Mwase, Interim Associate Pastor of Young Adult, College, Youth and Children’s Ministry, is a multi-disciplinary Baptist minister, educator, and public health specialist with graduate degrees in philosophy of religion and theology, business management, and public health. Isaac and his wife Ruth-Anne started attending UBC in 2014, and he is excited to now serve the church as an Associate Pastor. Prior to moving to Baltimore, he served as an Associate Pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, Maryland. He has also pastored churches in Zimbabwe and the USA including Nashville Baptist Church in Gweru, Zimbabwe, and New Bethel Baptist Church, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. As an educator, Isaac has taught religious and secular courses at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. His career in public health has included work as a Cancer Prevention Fellow with the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health. He has published numerous articles, chapters, and reviews on a wide range of religious, public health, and educational issues. In his spare time, Isaac enjoys reading biographies and refereeing soccer, and he and Ruth-Anne are well known at UBC for their desire to serve, their warm hearts and their gracious hospitality. Isaac and Ruth-Anne are the parents of Rebecca-Anne (known as Becky to most).

  Ron Gretz, Director of Music,  is a very busy man. He is not only the Director of Music for UBC, he is also the Artistic Director and Maestro of the Annapolis Opera, a Vocal Coach at the Peabody Conservatory, and an Emeritus Professor of Music at the Community College of Baltimore County (where he taught music theory and opera for 41 years). Ron, who is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of music, has served in many capacities in the Baltimore community over the years. For almost thirty years, he has played the organ and led the UBC choir.  "I came to University Baptist Church as an interim organist while the church looked for someone for the permanent position. That was in 1988. I have been there ever since. I loved the music that the church was accustomed to: a mixture of classical standards [Handel, Mendelssohn, Bach, Mozart] as well as spirituals and some contemporary pieces. But it is the choir, the ministers and the congregation that has kept me here. I have never met a more loving, caring group of people in all of the years that I have directed and played." 

Ron Gretz, Director of Music, is a very busy man. He is not only the Director of Music for UBC, he is also the Artistic Director and Maestro of the Annapolis Opera, a Vocal Coach at the Peabody Conservatory, and an Emeritus Professor of Music at the Community College of Baltimore County (where he taught music theory and opera for 41 years). Ron, who is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of music, has served in many capacities in the Baltimore community over the years. For almost thirty years, he has played the organ and led the UBC choir.  "I came to University Baptist Church as an interim organist while the church looked for someone for the permanent position. That was in 1988. I have been there ever since. I loved the music that the church was accustomed to: a mixture of classical standards [Handel, Mendelssohn, Bach, Mozart] as well as spirituals and some contemporary pieces. But it is the choir, the ministers and the congregation that has kept me here. I have never met a more loving, caring group of people in all of the years that I have directed and played."