In 1973 the pastor of a small Baptist Church in Pineville, La., Rev. Bob Galloway, joined with a group of state pastors and laymen in
representing an old established church insurance company interested in coming to Louisiana.
Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance Company, a national leader in the church insurance market, ventured into Louisiana with six agents.
Our agency, Galloway Insurance Agency, was born out of this initial launch, with a ministry of helping churches understand and find
affordable insurance coverage. We are the premier LOUISIANA CHURCH INSURANCE agency and our original mission from
1973 remains our focus today.
In 1980, Bob's son, David Galloway, a veteran of the military, joined his father's agency. At that time the agency insured 168 churches
in Louisiana. The late 1980's saw the explosion of the Sexual Misconduct crisis, Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and recently the
double-hurricanes of 2005. Still Galloway Insurance Agency continues to serve Louisiana churches and currently insures over
1000 Louisiana churches and religious institutions.
We partner with GuideOne Insurance Group (the old Preferred Risk Group until a name change in early 2000's) to meet the
expectations of our Louisiana church communities. GuideOne Insurance Group has been with us since 1973 and that commitment
matters in a time when so many companies have come and gone in Louisiana over the years. We also continue to represent other
carriers to explore the best options for our clients should GuideOne Insurance Group not be a good fit.
In 2001, a third generation of the Galloway's was merged into the agency. Pastor Bob's grand-daughter and David's niece,
Tash Galloway Hernandez joined our company. The overlap of generations has helped us remain stable and consistent for our churches.
Tasha brings a wealth of knowledge and handles all of our website work, social media and has the abilities to connect with the
X and Y generation of church leaders. She is a well versed church insurance agent and knows all aspects of insuring churches and
risk management for our clients.
Many churches that we insure today have been clients with us over 25 years. Any church can find an insurance agent to
sell them a policy. As Matthew 5:41 says, we will go the second mile for you. We want to offer
you the best church insurance program
at the best premium. But, we also want to become risk managers with you. We will help
and teach your church the programs needed
for sexual misconduct prevention, defensive driver training for vans, safeguarding church finances, cyber liability risk for churches, etc.
In 2015 we changed our name to Louisiana Church Insurance.