Pastoral Staff

Jeremiah Karanja

Senior Pastor

After growing up in a denominational church, Pastor Jeremiah became a Christian as a teenager at age 17 after being confronted with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Soon after he was filled with the Holy Spirit and joined a youth ministry in the church.  As a teenager, Pastor Jeremiah started sensing the call of God for ministry and began to travel locally with evangelistic teams.  These travels continued to expand as God opened doors to travel across the nation of Kenya and other parts of Africa.  Thousands of souls were brought into the kingdom through his ministry as God began to open doors to minister internationally.

Pastor Jeremiah is also a former school counselor, holds a masters degree in counseling and a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts.  He is married to Pastor Esther who is an Associate Pastor at IGF.  They are blessed with three wonderful children:  Joseph, Saraphina and Stephen.  As a family they established International Gospel Fellowship Church in the year 2000.

Esther Mwangi

Associate Pastor

Pastor Esther received Christ as her savior as a teenager in high school.  From her teenage years she has been involved in ministry at various levels and capacities.  She has travelled widely as an evangelist with church based teams to minister the gospel to many parts of Kenya before she moved to the United States.  Besides being Pastor Jeremiah’s wife, Esther is also a mother and serves in the Pastoral Ministry at IGF as an Associate Pastor.   Esther’s passion for the women at IGF is to see them walking in victory every day of their lives.

James Duquette

Assistant Pastor

I was born and raised in Bristol, CT but have lived and worked in the Hartford area most of my adult life.  I received Christ in 1987 after being drawn by the Spirit and through a number of brief encounters of witnessing.

I started attending IGF in 2005 and was appointed assistant pastor in 2010.  My passion is teaching the Word of God so that God’s people can live victorious lives and go on to serve Him effectively.

David Eason

Assistant Pastor

I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama under great parents and graduated from Tuskegee University in Mechanical Engineering in 2001. I have been a part of the audio team and men’s ministry at IGF since 2006 after my Lord Jesus Christ radically saved me in 2005 from a life of sin and depression. As a board member and taking part in the many ministries at IGF, I had the privilege of ministering with people who love Jesus Christ and who seek to Glorify his name in everything they do.

He has given me a beautiful wife, Lucy and has given me the privilege of being a father to fou awesome sons – Caleb, Nathan, Samuel and Joshua. As a father and husband I seek to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ