Mankas Steakhouse Live Entertainment on Thursdays
6:00 - 8:00 pm
6:00 - 8:00 pm
September 1st - Syria T. Berry
Enjoy a wonderful meal from the team at Mankas Steakhouse and enjoy the live music in a beautiful restaurant and venue. Make your reservations early, as seating can be limited. Reservations can be made HERE
2522 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield, CA 94535
He sang his first solo at the age of three at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist church in Richmond.When his parents bought a home in a different neighborhood, he began attending Easter Hill Methodist church where he sang in the choir.The choir director took a special interest in Syria and encouraged his parents to give him vocal lessons which, due to the expense, his parents were unable to provide.At this point the director volunteered to give Syria lessons if he would come early before choir rehearsal.He continued studying with her until she left the church.
During his teen years, Syria was the president of his church youth group, the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF). At 16 he formed his first band which he named "Moses and the Chosen Few." He entered college as a music major specializing in voice and carried a physical education minor but left school to seek his fortune when he answered an ad and became the lead singer in a working band, QUAZAR.
In 2004 he began studies at Golden Gate Baptist Seminary, and in spring of 2007, he received a diploma in Praise and Worship from Beacon University Institute of Ministry.
Syria has two children, Phillip and Eden,. And three grandchildren;Nathan, Jordan, and Takaji. He retired from NADY Systems in 2011, and works full time as a minister and musician.