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Apostle Tommy E. Quick is the Senior Pastor and Founder of The Spartanburg Christian Discipleship Center, now The Promised Land Church of God in Christ, where he has served for over 30 years. His ministry spans 49 years, and he has successfully pioneered three churches in North and South Carolina and built three edifices for the glory of God. He is a multi-gifted Apostle, Pastor, Teacher, Preacher and Prophet whose ministry is accompanied by miracles, signs, and wonders.  


He presently serves as the Chief of Staff, the Superintendent of the SC District, and Chairman of Ordination Committee in the NC3rd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction COGIC with Bishop Patrick L. Wooden Sr. Apostle Quick can be seen every Sunday morning on The Promised Place Broadcast – the most watched Christian Broadcast in Upstate, SC. He has been married to Valerie for 38 years; they have 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grands. 


His heart for family has been displayed since he arrived in Spartanburg in 1992. Through his leadership he established the Adult Child Enrichment Program enabling parents and children with literacy issues to be tutored. In 1993, he led the establishment of Positive Direction for Youth to provide positive alternatives for youth. In 1995, he expanded the ministry to bus youth from all over the county to feed and provide biblical instruction.  

From 2004–2012, he headed a 21st Century After School Program to help 100 students each year and their parents, from Woodland Heights Elementary School by providing snacks, homework help, tutoring, character building, social enrichment, and parental support.  

In 2008, to increase home ownership and provide a safe environment for families and their children he successfully undertook the development of Trinity Gates subdivision, a 47-home neighborhood adjoining the Promised Land Church. That same year, he founded Black Boys of Distinction, (now TEAM: Tomorrow’s Exemplary & Anointed Men) a unique mentoring program for at-risk boys.  

In 2013, he was awarded the Human Rights Award by the Church Women United, Inc. from the United Nations Office. In 2015, he was awarded the South Carolina NAACP Humanitarian of the year award. 

As of August 1, 2015, he leads Legacy Christian School, where his love for children and vision for excellence can be seen every day. His goal is for Legacy Christian School to be the premiere Christian Preschool and Elementary School in the Upstate.  

Apostle Quick has suffered persecution and prosecution for his unwavering faith, uncompromising stance on the Biblical Worldview, and service to mankind. In 2020 he received the vision for Christian Families Against Destructive Decisions ( a Non-Profit 501C3 organization. CFADD’s mission is to influence the building and sustaining of strong families and strong generational heritages by promoting a Biblical worldview and God-first lifestyle. CFADD has already become a national organization, with college clubs, Mom’s on Mission, Dad’s at Duty, Family Life Center, CFADD 4 Kids and much more.  

Apostle Quick’s motto, “I found my life in the church and now the church has become my life,” drives his endeavor to put God First in all areas of his life

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