Rev. Jacques Andre DeGraff

Reverend. Advocate. Activist. Leader. Educator.

In a room full of dignitaries and media mavens, Reverend Jacques DeGraff stands out.  His calm and engaging demeanor draws you in, forcing you to listen and understand his points of view on current issues.

About

Reverend Jacques Andre DeGraff has served on the pastoral staff at  Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem under the Reverend Wyatt Tee Walker, Pastor Emeritus since 1998; now under Reverend Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr. Reverend DeGraff also served as Executive Adjunct to the President of the prestigious Hampton University Ministers’ conference, under Reverend Dr. Suzan Johnson-Cook (Rev. SuJay).

Rev. Jacques Andre DeGraff

Reverend. Advocate. Activist. Leader. Educator.

In a room full of dignitaries and media mavens, Reverend Jacques DeGraff stands out. 

His calm and engaging demeanor draws you in, forcing you to listen and understand

his points of view on current issues.

About

Reverend Jacques Andre DeGraff has served on the pastoral staff at  Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem under the Reverend Wyatt Tee Walker, Pastor Emeritus since 1998; now under Reverend Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr. Reverend DeGraff also served as Executive Adjunct to the President of the prestigious Hampton University Ministers’ conference, under Reverend Dr. Suzan Johnson-Cook (Rev. SuJay).

News & Updates

NY TIMES: Awaiting God’s Decision

NY TIMES: Awaiting God’s Decision

As the new chairman of the 17-member pastoral search committee, which included deacons, trustees and regular church members, the Rev. Jacques Andre De Graff gave the ministers hints on how best to win over Canaanites, as church members call themselves.

“My observation has been that the only way you can do this is to be yourself, and not look at this as a job interview,” said Mr. De Graff, a former campaign manager for the Rev. Al Sharpton, as he sat last month beneath the serene gaze of Dr. King in the chapel named in his honor. “The first time everybody came to wow us. They all tried too hard.”

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News & Updates

NY TIMES: Awaiting God’s Decision

NY TIMES: Awaiting God’s Decision

As the new chairman of the 17-member pastoral search committee, which included deacons, trustees and regular church members, the Rev. Jacques Andre De Graff gave the ministers hints on how best to win over Canaanites, as church members call themselves.

“My observation has been that the only way you can do this is to be yourself, and not look at this as a job interview,” said Mr. De Graff, a former campaign manager for the Rev. Al Sharpton, as he sat last month beneath the serene gaze of Dr. King in the chapel named in his honor. “The first time everybody came to wow us. They all tried too hard.”

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