"You have a God ordained destiny that no devil in hell or man on earth can prevent"

Senior Pastor Derek TH Galloway

Our Senior Pastor

Rev. Derek TH Galloway is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Connected Christian Church of Syracuse where he and his wife, Pastor L. Marie Galloway, are leading a congregation of people dedicated to connecting the community to the compassion of Christ through community service programs including grocery delivery & clothing distribution and various faith initiatives.


A Syracuse resident by way of Bloomington Illinois, Senior Pastor Derek TH Galloway is the founder and lead pastor of the Connected Christian Church of Syracuse. A nondenominational ministry dedicated to connecting the community to the compassion of Christ. He is an advocate for empowerment of those who’ve overcome the obstacles that life throws at them. Raised predominately on the south side of Syracuse he loves his community.


He is the proud District Overseer with Kingdom Destiny Fellowship International (KDFI) under International Presiding Bishop D. Demond Robinson.


He serves on the Executive Board of Christians for Syracuse (churches, parachurch ministries and interested Christians who work together for a greater Syracuse), Blueprint15 (a not for profit organization, in partnership with the City of Syracuse, the Syracuse Housing Authority) functions as clergy liaison for Syracuse SNUG (Syracuse Cure Violence (SNUG) is an evidence-based program, designed to reduce gun violence among Syracuse youth, ages 13-22), is a co-founder of the Clergy Emergency Response Team (CERT) as well as several community agencies focused on changing the landscape of Syracuse. He also served on the transition ​committee for the current Syracuse Mayor in the area of Economic Development.


He is a certified Master Life Coach with niché emphasis in Goal Success Development. He holds certificates in Project Management Essentials as well as a Lean Six Sigma White Belt. He is in addition currently working on his first personal development book entitled: “FOCUS | Reclaiming Your Kingdom Destiny” (due in the fall 2021).

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