Christian Education & Training Ministry


OPERATING STATUS: the church building is open. SUNDAYS 11 AM (in-person & virtual); SUNDAY 10AM PRACTICAL LIFE CLASS (in-person only) & TUESDAY 7PM BIBLE STUDY (virtual via our Facebook page)

Christian Education & Training Ministry

This ministry includes Practical Life Classes, Spiritual Gifts Class, and our "WeSeries Classes" all designed to Develop Disciples with the Promises of God. For more information about each class, please click on the name.  Brief bio's are provided below for those that are on this team.

Christian Education & Training Ministry | Elder Bridget McCarthy, Director

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Bridget Y. McCarthy is a Syracuse native and daughter of the late William H. McCarthy and Octavia Johnson McCarthy.

Always an observant and inquisitive type of person, she was naturally drawn to study sciences and graduated from William Smith College in Geneva, NY. She started her 20+ year nursing career in 1998 after graduating from Crouse Hospital School of Nursing and working at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Nursing in 2008 and transitioned to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Office of Employee/Student Health at Upstate in 2009.

Bridget has always been involved in church activities since she was a young child attending her maternal grandfather’s church in Auburn, NY. Her faith and relationship with Christ has grown & developed from her youth to adulthood. Currently, she enjoys serving in various ways, including as a member of the Music Ministry, at The Promise Land Church in East Syracuse, NY, where she has been a member for 20 years.

 In her free time, Bridget enjoys sewing, cooking/baking and being an entrepreneur of her own Paparazzi Accessories business.

Minister Rhea Parks | Practical Life Teacher

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Minister Rhea Parks is a native of Syracuse, NY. She is the wife of Brother Ricky Parks. Together the couple is the proud parents of 5 sons. The Parks have been members and under the pastoral leadership of Pastors Eure at The Promise Land Church since 2009. Rhea preached her initial sermon in September 2018.

Minister Rhea is the owner of Mind, Body, & Spirit Marriage and Family Therapy PLLC and works in the capacity as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Prior to private practice, she has worked within the city of Syracuse at companies, YWCA of Syracuse, Crouse Hospital, Coordinated Care Services Inc, and Hillside.

Not only is Rhea a minister at the church, but she also serves in the capacity as one of the phenomenal Practical Life teachers.