APOSTLE TOMMY E. QUICK
As the Senior Pastor & Founder of Promised Land COGIC, formerly known as Promised Land Christian Discipleship Center, where he has served for 25 years.
His ministry spans 41 years and has successfully pioneered three churches in North and South Carolinas and built three edifices for the Glory of God. He is the Chief of Staff under North Carolina 3rd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction's Bishop, Bishop Patrick L. Wooden Sr.
He presently preaches and teaches the gospel each Sunday morning at his home church in Spartanburg, South Carolina as well as via broadcast on WMYA-40 in Spartanburg County and surrounding areas & and SBGTV in Rock Hill and surrounding areas on The Promised Place Telecast.
Apostle Quick received Jesus Christ and dedicated his life to Christ after hearing the dynamic preaching of the late Supt. James Henry Tucker. He served faithfully within the Church of God in Christ and was ordained as an Elder, Pastor, and Superintendent as well as the State Jurisdictional Secretary and served as a Special Assistant under the late Bishop L.B. Davenport of Greater North Carolina Jurisdiction and the late C.L. Anderson Jr. of Detroit, Michigan.
In 2007, Apostle Quick founded the Promised Land Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) organization aimed at helping people in the immediate Spartanburg community improve their standard of living by providing opportunities through housing, tutoring & mentoring, vocational training, and employment.
Since 2008, Apostle Quick has run a Christian mentoring program for African-American at-risk boys in the Upstate called Black Boys of Distinction (BBOD). Since its inception, BBOD has served over 175 Black youth in the Upstate area. BBOD provides monthly Saturday Academies for its participants as well as a 6-week summer camp housed on the campus of Wofford College.
In December of 2016, Apostle was commission by God to have “a new conversation with men of color.” These conversations would be every Sunday morning at the Promised Land with instructions from the Lord to use the weekly meetings to teach and train men in such a way that it would empower them to confront the beliefs, conditioning, and social & cultural barriers that have, in years, decades & centuries past, held them in mediocrity