THE HISTORIC PARSELLS CHURCH  P. O. Box 10670  Rochester, NY 14610 

Our Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Carol Marie Garrett was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and grew up in Rochester, New York. She has earned an Associate Degree in Accounting, Rochester; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from St. John Fisher College in Rochester; and Masters of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School in Rochester. This has assisted her in nothing less than perfection when it comes to doing God’s Business. Because of her expertise and mannerism, she was given the opportunity to serve as Vice- President/Secretary of the Black Student Caucus at Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School and has served on the Women Studies Advisory Board at Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School.  In May 2017, Dr. Carol completed her Doctoral degree in Transformative Leadership with a Concentration in Prophetic Preaching at her alumni school, Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School. Her dissertation is titled, “Can These Bones Live? Ezekiel 37:1-14, The Fabric of Discontent Between Church and Community: A Prophetic Message.” On April 1, 2018, she began serving as the new pastor of The Historic Parsells Church and was officially installed on May 20, 2018, which was also Pentecost Sunday. History was made as she became the first woman African-American to be installed as pastor of the Parsells Church since its inception in 1895. Pastor Carol is a preacher and a teacher of the Word of God. She is also known as Rev. C. by many in the congregation. Pastor Carol has served on the Executive Board of the American Baptist Churches of the Rochester/Genesee Region. Pastor Carol is employed full time with Monroe County Child and Family Services; she also teaches in the YearOne Program as an Adjunct Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Pastor Carol has taught Critical Thinking Skills and Strategies for Success to adults in an academic perspective; she has been honored to teach Christian Education to both adults and youth providing outreach discipleship and teaching others how to become effective followers of Christ. Pastor Carol has an ongoing interest in her community and moving forward, she will continue to work towards revitalization, the transformation of individuals, and community activism. Email Pastor Carol: pastorcarol@parsellschurch.org
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The Historic Parsells Church P. O. Box 10670  Rochester, NY 14610

Our Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Carol Marie Garrett was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and grew up in Rochester, New York. She has earned an Associate Degree in Accounting, Rochester; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from St. John Fisher College in Rochester; and Masters of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School in Rochester. This has assisted her in nothing less than perfection when it comes to doing God’s Business. Because of her expertise and mannerism, she was given the opportunity to serve as Vice- President/Secretary of the Black Student Caucus at Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School and has served on the Women Studies Advisory Board at Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School.  In May 2017, Dr. Carol completed her Doctoral degree in Transformative Leadership with a Concentration in Prophetic Preaching at her alumni school, Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School. Her dissertation is titled, “Can These Bones Live? Ezekiel 37:1-14, The Fabric of Discontent Between Church and Community: A Prophetic Message.” On April 1, 2018, she began serving as the new pastor of The Historic Parsells Church and was officially installed on May 20, 2018, which was also Pentecost Sunday. History was made as she became the first woman African-American to be installed as pastor of the Parsells Church since its inception in 1895. Pastor Carol is a preacher and a teacher of the Word of God. She is also known as Rev. C. by many in the congregation. Pastor Carol has served on the Executive Board of the American Baptist Churches of the Rochester/Genesee Region. Pastor Carol is employed full time with Monroe County Child and Family Services; she also teaches in the YearOne Program as an Adjunct Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Pastor Carol has taught Critical Thinking Skills and Strategies for Success to adults in an academic perspective; she has been honored to teach Christian Education to both adults and youth providing outreach discipleship and teaching others how to become effective followers of Christ. Pastor Carol has an ongoing interest in her community and moving forward, she will continue to work towards revitalization, the transformation of individuals, and community activism. Email Pastor Carol: pastorcarol@parsellschurch.org