Executive Pastor of Ministries

Union Church

Columbia, Maryland


The Executive Pastor of Ministries will provide leadership in day to day campus operations, connection ministries, Next Gen ministries, and Union Church team development. In addition, the Executive Pastor of Ministries speaks into the overall direction of Union Church as well as ensures that Pastor Stephen’s vision for Union Church is fulfilled on a daily basis.

This position has been filled


Pastor Stephen Chandler dreamed of planting a church witha simple goal – helping people connect with God so that theymight fulfill their destiny; Jeremiah 29:11 being the foundationalsource of that mission. This dream was birthed out of New LifeInternational Fellowship Church, a church founded by PastorStephen’s father, Pastor Ron Chandler. With the help of theDream Team, servant leaders committed to seeing thisdream become a reality, Destiny Harvest Church launched onSeptember 11, 2011.

From 2011 to 2014, thousands encountered Christ like neverbefore, and the church grew from one location in Woodlawn, MDto two locations, by adding the Laurel, Maryland location. Throughprayer, in September 2015, Destiny Church moved to Columbia,Maryland, merging both campuses back together and was portablefor 3 years. In February 2018, Destiny moved into its permanent locationin Columbia, Maryland, and went under a brand refresh, changing thename to Destiny Church. Over the next year, attendance increased fromaround 700 people in attendance on a Sunday with about 300 peopleparticipating in 55 Connect Groups and 300 people serving on the DreamTeam, to over 3,000 people in attendance on a Sunday. Connect Groupsgrew to over 1700 people participating in them, and over 800 people servingon the Dream Team. This all happened within 3 years, making it one of thefastest-growing churches in America according to Outreach magazine.

In February 2020, with much prayer and guidance the Baltimore County,Maryland location was launched with nearly a thousand people attending thefirst weekend. Renamed and now known as Union Church, we are one churchin two locations, with plans for future campuses being discussed and prayedthrough.At Union Church, we believe that church should be a place where everyoneis able to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make aDifference. Through most of the last decade, Union Church has been fulfillingits mission through Weekend Experiences, Growth Track, Dream Team,and Connect Groups.


Union Church exists to help people know God, find freedom, discover purpose,and make a difference.We are Spirit-led, enjoyable, generous, destiny driven, and excellent.


The Executive Pastor of Ministries will provide leadership in day to daycampus operations, connection ministries, Next Gen ministries, and UnionChurch team development. In addition, the Executive Pastor of Ministriesspeaks into the overall direction of Union Church as well as ensures thatPastor Stephen’s vision for Union Church is fulfilled on a daily basis.


  • Loves Jesus & His Word
  • Believes in & operates in the gifts of the Spirit
  • Lives a life that represents Jesus & His church• Loves Union Church, lives the mission, fam is all in
  • High priority on loving people



Bring leadership and oversight to Union Church’s connect groups,outreach ministry, dream team, next steps, growth track, and assimilationministries.

Next Gen

Provide oversight and leadership to the kid’s ministry and studentministries.

Team Development

Work with the Senior Pastor, Executive Leadership Team, Directors, andUC team to create a team development strategy that fosters a world-classworking (serving) environment at Union Church, taking great care of thepeople who serve on staff and attracting new talent to help UC grow.

Campus Ministry Development

Develop all Union Church ministries that will be operated and rolled out atthe campus level. Work with UC Campus Pastors to create goals, metrics,and strategies to grow campus and ministry attendance.

Campus Pastors

Develop a comprehensive and systematic strategy to grow and developCampus Pastors as well as grow and develop every UC campus.


  • 3 H’s are a MUST…hungry, humble, & hustle
  • Highly motivated initiator & self-starter
  • Think fast & act quick• If you have to ask what emotional intelligence is,NEXT!
  • Drama free, please!
  • If you’re going to fit with Pastor Stephen and Zai…better know how to have fun, laugh, and walk injoy
  • Flexible, driven, goal-oriented and gets it doneearly
  • Must think systems and scale
  • Gatherer of people
  • Experienced multi-site leader
  • 10+ years’ experience leading in a high-levelministry role
  • Bachelor’s ministry degree preferred


Maryland is a part of the DMV, The Washington Metropolitan Areaincludes the whole District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. 30 minutesfrom DC and Baltimore, Columbia is uniquely positioned with rolling hills offarms in one direction, waterfront restaurant on the Chesapeake Bay in anotherdirection, and bustling city streets with major sporting events still in anotherdirection. Within the area and its surrounding cities, there are many exciting andinteresting attractions to keep you engaged. It’s a family-centered communityamid the fastness of the East Coast life. Known for its attractions such asseveral Historic Landmarks and National museums, as well as amazing food,specifically seafood. Homes range from high rise living to townhomes andsingle-family dwelling. It’s the perfect place to get a taste of city excitement.