The Reverend Charles Oliver Galbreath, affectionately known as Pastor Charles, serves as the Senior Pastor of Clarendon Road Church (CRC) in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to his responsibilities at CRC, Pastor Charles also has the privilege of serving as the Director of Field Education and as an Adjunct Professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in New York City. He currently serves on Brooklyn Borough President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Community Partnerships and SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Community Advisory Board. Pastor Charles is also the Treasurer of the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, a member of the District Executive Committee for the Metropolitan District of the C&MA, Vice President of the Association of African American Church of the C&MA, and has served as Co-Chair of the 45th Council District Committee in Brooklyn, NY.
Pastor Charles received his undergraduate degree at Nyack College, graduating magna cum laude. He also holds graduate degrees in divinity and theology from Alliance Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. In 2011, Pastor Charles was awarded the Young Alumnus of the Year Award at Nyack College.
The son of a preacher and pastor, Pastor Charles was raised in the Baptist and Pentecostal traditions, yet his journey has weaved him through an amalgamation of experiences from Mainline to Evangelical. He has served in ministries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Harlem, Queens and Brooklyn, New York.
Pastor Charles is married to his college sweetheart Flobien Vidal Galbreath. Together they are the proud parents of their son, Charles Oliver Galbreath, Jr. (C.J.) and daughter, Malia Marie Galbreath.