R. Lenton Buffalo, Jr.

R. Lenton Buffalo, Jr., a native of Rahway, NJ, became the ninth pastor of the Union Baptist Church of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in March, 1988. He is the eldest son of Dolores and the late Robert L. Buffalo, Sr. Pastor Buffalo is a proud graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He took his Master of Arts Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Master of Divinity Degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, both located in Pittsburgh.

While Pastor Buffalo is dedicated to all aspects of the ministry, his
passion is teaching. He initiated a teaching ministry that is a blessing to the congregation and community. His love of the Word and vibrant teaching style are a joy to the students. He presently teaches three classes each week at Union, as well as periodic six-week intensive courses.  Pastor Buffalo also finds time for involvement in worthwhile professional, denominational and political activities.  He serves as president of the New Jersey Regional Coalition, a statewide faith-based community organization created with the abolition of regional contribution agreements that supported segregated housing patterns in our state.

Pastor Buffalo enjoys and finds strength in his nearly 37 - year marriage to the former Cheryl L. Bronner. The couple resides in Hillside, New Jersey with two un-teachable Airedale Terriers.