Rev. Ronnie Galvin has committed his life’s work to community building, community organizing, and social change. Educationally he earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina (1990) and a Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1998 Rev. Galvin began his work in ministry at Ariel Bowen United Methodist Church--a small neighborhood congregation in Pittsburgh—one of oldest African American communities in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. At Ariel Bowen he served under two pastors volunteering to lead both the youth ministry and the church’s Sunday school. His work at Ariel Bowen exposed him to resident leaders in the neighborhood who eventually asked him to become the first Executive Director Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association—a community development corporation focused on improving the quality of life for people in the area. His community building work would continue grow as he took on new positions with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, (Atlanta, Georgia), and Impact Silver Spring, (Silver Spring, Maryland). He currently works at the Center for Community Change in Washington, DC where he serves as Sr. Advisor on the Center’s Economic Justice Team.
Today, Rev. Galvin’s work in ministry has landed him at Covenant Baptist UCC Church in Southeastern Washington, DC. He helps run the Sunday school and has worked closely with Pastor Dennis Wiley to help relaunch the ChristAfrican Theological Institute—an innovative collaboration between the church, community, and university settings convened for the purpose of improving the lives of Black folks.
Rev. Galvin is married to Dr. Yanique Redwood, CEO of the Consumer Health Foundation in Washington, DC. They are the parents of two young adult children—Alana and Darren.
Favorite Quote: “If you see a good fight, get in it!” Rev. Vernon Johns