OUR LEADERSHIP

 

“Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens”- Exodus 18:21 ESV

 

Pastor Diane was part of the original founding launch team for PLCC and serves as the Executive Pastor for PLCC.

Pastor Diane Carrow
 

Pastor Diane is part of the original founding members of Promised Land Covenant Church and part of the original core team that launched the church plant in the South Bronx with Pastor Mike and Elizabeth. From the earliest days of PLCC, Pastor Diane has served as the Executive Administrative Pastor supporting Pastor Mike in leading, guiding, and coaching ministerial staff. She has been instrumental in organizing and balancing the church budget and forecasting church growth by Pastor Mike’s side. Diane is married to her husband Donald and together they have a 27-year-old son named Devon.

Pastor Diane brings over 20 years of extensive experiences to PLCC from corporate contexts with key positions held at Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and CitiGroup. During her spare time she loves catching up and spending quality time with her HUGE family.

 
 
 

Pastor Donald was part of the original founding launch team for PLCC and serves as the Pastor of worship and creative arts.

Pastor Donald Carrow
 

Pastor Donald Carrow attended the first gathering of PLCC.  He is part of the original founding members of Promised Land Covenant Church and part of the original core team that launched the church plant in the South Bronx with Pastor Mike and Elizabeth. Pastor Donald has worked closely with Pastor Mike in several ventures. Pastor Donald has faithfully served as PLCC Worship Pastor and Director of Creative Arts. Donald is married to his wife, Diane, and together they have one adult son named Devon.

Pastor Donald brings extensive experiences to PLCC from nonprofit agencies holding key positions at Urban Youth Alliance, Rescare, The Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School, and Fedcap.

 
 
 
 
Pastor Sonia serves in spiritual formation where she oversees ministries such as Love on the Streets and our partnerships with community organizations like  Angel Tree, Feed NY and more.
Pastor Sonia Iglesias
 

From an early age, Reverend Sonia Iglesias has always had a love and desire for God. She currently serves as one of the Associate Pastors in the area of Spiritual Formation, where she oversees some of the various ministries at PLCC. This includes ministries such as: Love On The Streets, in which we serve homeless men on a monthly basis, the PLCC Pantry where we give food and clothing to our South Bronx community, which is  located at our second location, the Cypress Campus. This is a ministry in which we are affiliated and partnered with Time Square Church’s Feed NY.  She also holds a weekly Bible study at this campus. She is one of the teachers who instructs one of our required courses in order to serve in ministry, called Experiencing God. Moreover, Pastor Sonia coordinates supply drives for those in need, missions trips, Angel Tree Prison ministry that connects inmates with their children each Christmas and leads the intercessors/altar workers team at PLCC.

Pastor Sonia is an Alumnus of Nyack College’s-ATS, where she received her Master’s degree in Bible and Theology.  She has also had the great privilege of interning at Latino Pastoral Action Center, Inc. in the Bronx,  under the direction of Reverend  Raymond Rivera. Pastor Sonia served with LPAC’s youth; she also helped to set up a curriculum for their summer camp. She has also volunteered and served under their prison ministry.   She is an educator for the Department of Education.  She is also a resident of the Bronx, where she resides with her family.
  
 
Pastor Pete has served as pastor at PLCC since 2014. Pastor Pete oversees facilities at PLCC, men’s ministry and co-pastors the marriage ministry with his wife.
 
 
 
Pastor Pete Burgos
 

Associate Pastor Pete was raised in Manhattan’s Taft projects. His family attended and served at Iglesia “La Sinagoga” located on East 125th St and Lexington Ave. After spending 5 grueling months at the World Trade Center recovery site, he re-dedicated his life to Christ in January of 2002. 

God called Pastor Pete and his wife of 32 years, Cindy, to PLCC in August of 2013. They were both ordained in December of 2014 by Pastor Carrion at PLCC. Pastor Pete is currently attending the NY Theological Seminary focusing on Biblical Studies. He is the caretaker of the new PLCC Parkchester facility. He oversees the Men’s Ministry and plays the drums on the Worship team. He also facilitates the Dynamic Marriage Ministry with Cindy.

They have 2 children, Lauren (24), who is attending Fordham Law School and Chad (30), a police officer. Pastor Pete married Cindy while he was enlisted in the US Air Force. After his enlistment ended in 1986, he became a NYC Police Officer. He retired from the Narcotics Major Case Squad in July 2013, as a Detective 2nd grade, after a successful 25 year career. He is a lifelong and avid Mets fan. He likes contemporary gospel, jazz, and old school R&B music. His favorite saying is “I hate when that happens.”
 
 
Pastor Cindy has served as pastor at PLCC since 2014. She oversees facility rentals, educational programming, hospitality, and co-pastors the marriage ministry with her husband Pastor Pete.
 
Pastor Cindy Diaz-Burgos
 
Associate Pastor Cynthia Diaz-Burgos was born and raised in East Harlem, NY. Cindy grew up in a single parent household with two younger brothers. At the age of 15, while attending LaGuardia High school, she met the love of her life, Pete. Cindy’s mother, a NYC teacher, was a great role model for her, but did not provide a religious grounding. She began sneaking around to attend La Sinagoga church with Pete’s family. At La Sinagoga, she had her first encounter with the Lord. Cindy and Pete married in 1984 and have raised two children, Chad (a police officer) and Lauren (a current Fordham Law student). Cindy is a Professor at Fordham University’s Principals Academy. She holds a fellowship from Columbia University, an MSED in Admin/ Supv. from Fordham University, an MSED from Touro College in Leadership, and an MSED in ESL from the College of New Rochelle. Cindy is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Admin/Christian Counseling at Grand Canyon University.
 
15 years ago, Cindy realized that all of her secular accomplishments meant nothing if God was not the center of her life. She was ordained in 2014 at PLCC. In October of 2016, after having a near death experience, she retired as a Principal from the NYC DOE, after 35 years in the school system. Cindy is now committed to serving in full-time ministry. She co-pastors the Marriage Ministry with Pete, coordinates church space usage and rentals, oversees the Hospitality Ministry, and also facilitates community and political contacts and outreach. She also helps to coordinate the Usher and Security Ministry. She also serves as the resident educational consultant at PLCC. She stands on Philippians 2:13,  “For it is God, who works in you, to will and to act, in order to fulfill His good purpose.”
 
 
 
 
Pastor Davila serves as the leader of the women’s ministry, Women of Promise, at PLCC.
 
    
 
 
Pastor Jasmine Davila 
 
Associate Pastor Jasmine Davila was born in lower Manhattan in August of 1984. She lived there until she was 5 years old, when her family then moved to the Bronx. Her parents, Reynaldo Davila and Vivian Sanabria, were known for their love of music and their community. Her vibrant and energetic parents helped shaped Pastor Jasmine into who she is today.
 

Pastor Jasmine’s passion for her community developed as she gave her life to the Lord in 2009. She started an outreach ministry in 2010 with Manna of Life ministries and at the same time was director of the Children’s ministry at PLCC for six years. Over the years, her desire to serve those in the community has grown, and she is now dedicated to working with those in the church. Pastor Jasmine serves as part of the Women’s Committee at PLCC, and leads their weekly women’s Bible study.  

Pastor Jasmine married Andres Rodriguez over 12 years ago and has two daughters, Destiny Davila and Kayla Rodriguez. Her favorite saying is: “It may be hard now… BUT it’s all worth it in the end.”
 
 
Meet Our Ministry Leaders
 
JACQUELINE GONZALEZ
 
MATTHEW CARRION
 
MAEGAN ISABEL LEGER
 
DAVID MORALES
 
STEPHANIE MORALES
 
PRISCILLA FREIRE
 
DANIEL VIVES
 
 
ROSARIO “TITO” PENA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CYNTHIA PENA
 
MIMI BROOKS
 
 
VINCENT WARD
 
MELANIE PIZARRO
 
 
 
 
 
PLCC’s rich community of committee members, volunteers and supporters celebrate PLCC’s 10 year anniversary of the church in January 2016.