Paul Galloway, Executive Director:
Paul is a native born Texan who prior to coming to Tennessee was the Executive Director of The Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH), one of America’s largest Islamic organizations operating 19 Islamic Centers, 6 Islamic schools, 4 health clinics, and 2 funeral homes. Paul has been called “the Yoda of interfaith affairs” during his time with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM), where his work was honored with a Jefferson Awards Certificate of Excellence for Public Service. And he is a graduate of the FBI-Houston Citizens’ Academy. Paul is a student at Lipscomb University where he is pursuing his Master’s in Civic Leadership.
Paul has appeared on FOX News, CNN and various other national and local media. He actively blogs on MuslimMatters.org, has a column on the Houston Chronicle’s website “Spirited Chat,” and contributed to Houston PBS’ political show “Red, White & Blue” as a member of the show’s advisory board.
Paul is a product of the “Military Brat” experience of the 1990’s growing up in DoD schools on U.S. Army bases in Germany. During this time he visited Kenya, Hungary and Communist Poland on missionary trips, he also visited Communist East Germany with the Boy Scouts of America, as well as enjoyed time in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Holland and Austria.
Since becoming a Muslim, he served the community as the founding Executive Director of CAIR-Houston from 2002 until 2006, completed the Hajj pilgrimage, and has participated in an interfaith pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the Society for Biblical Studies. Paul’s education is rooted in History and Public Relations and he has an interfaith and multiracial family background.
Board of Directors
Danish Siddiqui, Director
Soyab Malani, Treasurer
Sehrish Siddiqui, Secretary
Nadeem Siddiqi, Chairman
Reem AbdulRazek, Director