The Reverend Doctor 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 Associate Dean, the Director of Field Education and Partnering Professor of Practical Theology at Alliance Theological Seminary in New York City. In 2017, he was elected to the Board of Directors for the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination representing over 400,000 members in the United States. Pastor Charles currently serves on the SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Community Advisory Board, he is the treasurer of the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, and Vice President of the Association of African American Church of the C&MA. Pastor Charles has served as a member of the District Executive Committee for the Metropolitan District of the C&MA and 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 recently completed his Ph.D. 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 and in 2017 he was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Fordham University.
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.
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.) daughter, Malia Marie Galbreath and the newest addition to the family Greyson Alexander Galbreath.