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Our mission is to influence the building and sustaining of strong families and strong generational heritages by promoting a biblical worldview and God First lifestyle.


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.


Christian Families Against Destructive Decisions mission is to influence the building and sustaining of strong families and strong generational heritages by promoting a biblical worldview and a God first lifestyle. All of the pain, grief, sorrow and sin in the world is the result of just one wrong decision. Every day we make hundreds of decisions that determine what we say and do. CFADD seeks to educate the public about the benefits and consequences of decisions that affect them and their loved ones, and to provide resources, strategies, and principles that would aid them in making good sound decisions. For no good action can be taken unless it is preceded by a good decision, because each good decision is an investment in a great future.



Christian Families Against Destructive Decisions strives:


•To enhance the desirability of marriage and family life.

•To promote abstinence before marriage and monogamy.

•To combat the misinformation and ignorance that effects our families

•To advocate that children have dedicated mothers and fathers to protect, nurture and guide their development  toward their adulthood

•To promote equality and justice for all babies conceived in the womb

•To combat all cultural ideologies and/or behavior that disrupts the nuclear family

•To reduce media violence against the family


Only by restoring the biblical foundations of the home, can the church and society flourish. Our journey together to restore the foundations of the families and repair the breaches has just begun. Through CFADD, you will become a part of the revival of biblical family values. Together we will see the heart of the fathers turn to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers and an end to the curse of fatherlessness in the Earth (Malachi 4:6).


Apostle Tommy E. Quick, Founder and President

Christian Families Against Destructive Decisions


The year 2020 was full of unprecedented challenges to the world’s health, social, and economic systems. For our founder, Apostle Tommy E. Quick, it began with physical and social isolation as he was dealt a tremendous injustice and went through the greatest trial of his life. During this period, God was not silent but spoke very distinctly regarding the need to restore families. Apostle Quick swiftly went to work on the vision God put in his heart, and Christian Families Against Destructive Decisions (CFADD), called CFADD for short, was birthed in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


In April, the first planning sessions were underway, and the team worked diligently on the administration, branding, and structure of the new organization. CFADD quickly launched a website and social media presence, capturing over 1,000 followers in just a month. In September, CFADD was officially established as a non-profit 501(c)(3).


Since the kickoff event and the first CFADD Rally held on October 13, 2020, in partnership with The Beacon Drive-in, we have continued to build upon our God-given mission. Building upon a great first year, year two was dedicated to governance, service, and expansion of programming. The CFADD board and steering committee aligned on three areas of focus: reinforcing the governing documents, upgrading our membership portal, and passing the Charity One Audit with a Bronze rating. These were huge steps forward for the organization. Since 2022, we proudly hold a Gold rating with Charity One and are just a few steps away from Platinum.


Each year, we have participated in the Christmas parade, the spring fling, prayer walks, and community cookouts to promote exposure in our headquarters community. We have also blessed several families in need each Christmas with money, gifts, and food.


In 2022, CFADD’s Mothers on a Mission (MOMs) conducted a nationwide search for the CFADD Mother of the Year and selected one with exemplary character and Christian values. She was showered with a financial blessing as well as an all-expense-paid trip to the Conference. MOMs has continued to gain momentum and now prints a monthly newsletter, giving much-needed support to all moms.


Dad’s at Duty (DADs), in partnership with The Beacon, launched its first Father’s Day Brunch last year and impacted over 200 fathers and their families, with the numbers increasing to 250 this year.


The CFADD College Chapter that started on the University of South Carolina Upstate Campus has impacted over 200 students to embraced the divine order of family.


The CFADD Eagle’s Nest Institute, which started with the 10-week introduction to Family Ministry course, continues to add courses to strengthen family ministry in each Chapter. The Personal Family Engagement Specialists (PFES) train ministry workers to reach people for Jesus as they reach families through the CFADD Engage Model. The Biblical Worldview training was facilitated and streamed live to audiences across the country with the purpose of highlighting the need for biblical living amongst a secular society. This year, we are especially excited about the CFADD Summer Seminars which have had a profound effect on our family ministries. They touched on Singlehood, Parental and Marriage Training, as well as training for kids. This is our 2nd year of Camp CFADD, which has touched over one hundred children with the message of family roles and character building.


The Leadership Huddle each July is designed to keep our Chapter Leaders, Churches, as well as PFES informed and equipped with needed resources to impact their local communities.


Work has continued to grow throughout the network, as several CFADD chapters introduced CFADD Family Nights, which featured family-centered teaching and programming. Birmingham, Alabama, is our latest addition.


In 2022, out of a desire for a holistic approach to help families, we launched Family Life Training to help families in times of crisis to start on a path of redemption and success. Through an intake process, we use a 10-prong approach that includes education, parenting, healthy relationships, school engagement for their children, affordable and stable housing, financial security, physical health, emotional wholeness, support systems, and salvation.


CFADD continues to expand its national reach, with a presence felt in North and South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as partners in California, Georgia, Nevada, North Dakota and Virginia. Our CFADD founder was accompanied by board members to the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, to pray as the justices weighed the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which, as we know, was successful. Due to our stance on the sanctity of marriage, CFADD was invited to sponsor a Supreme Court amicus. Apostle Quick, CFADD’s founder, continues to be a featured speaker at national conferences, including Faith, Family, and Freedom, and the Douglas Leadership Institute, as well as Columbia International University.


We are truly amazed by what the Lord has allowed us to accomplish over the last three years! Our initial aim is to see 50,000 families restored and living out their mission of influencing the building and sustaining of strong families and strong generational heritages by promoting a biblical worldview and a God-First lifestyle.

Christian Families Against Destructive Decisions relies solely on the generosity of individuals, families, foundations, and businesses for financial support.

The Internal Revenue Service recognizes CFADD as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to CFADD are therefore tax-deductible in accordance with Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.