Learning Centers

Black Pastors United for Education (BPUE) is happy to introduce our CEO and founder, Rev. Joshua C. Robertson.

Rev. Joshua C. Robertson, Senior Pastor of The Rock Church in Harrisburg, PA, and Founder of Black Pastors United for Education (BPUE), is a dedicated advocate for educational equity and youth empowerment. Alongside his wife, Shaniqua Robertson, he established The Rock Church, a community committed to evangelizing, equipping, and empowering individuals.

In 2007, Rev. Robertson answered the call to preach the Gospel, shaping his path toward service and purpose. Despite excelling in athletics, his own educational challenges fueled his belief in tailored education for every child. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and, in 2021, a master’s degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary with straight A’s.

Rooted in his experiences, Rev. Robertson advocates for education reform and choice, challenging the one-size-fits-all approach. As CEO and Founder of BPUE, he ensures underserved youth have access to quality education and opportunities. Collaborating across political and socioeconomic lines, he promotes educational choice and believes every child, regardless of background, deserves access to their school of choice without financial barriers.

Rev. Joshua C. Robertson, a community leader, pastor, and equity advocate, exemplifies compassion, determination, and a deep commitment to empowering underserved youth. His work with BPUE and The Rock Church reflects his dedication to creating brighter futures for Harrisburg’s under-resourced youth. Read more about Rev. Roberton’s journey on PennLive. đź ’

Supporting Disadvantaged Youth In Our Local Communities

At BPUE, our network is committed to empowering under-resourced youth. One of our most impactful initiatives is the establishment of learning centers through church partnerships in our local communities because we believe real change begins at the grassroots level.

Our learning centers provide a safe and nurturing space for youth to excel academically and thrive as individuals. By offering small-group hybrid learning environments, dedicated learning guides, and engaging enrichment programs, we have witnessed significant educational improvements in the lives of the youth we serve.

Through our centers, we make a tangible difference, one child and one community at a time. Our measures of success focus on our ability to support academic growth, foster emotional and social well-being, strengthen family bonds, and contribute to the revitalization of our communities.

Join Our Team: View Job Announcements

Are you interested in joining BPUE? Check this page for job announcements. View open positions below.

Open Positions

Network Admin: Please email info@bpue to express your interest in the position
Learning Guides: We’re always looking for Learning Guides to assist our students with their education. If interested, please contact

Black Pastors United for Education are reimagining how to positively impact the lives of their students, showcasing innovative approaches and unwavering commitment in their educational journey.

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