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Dr. Byron T. and Evangelist Mary Brazier to be celebrated for ministry

The Apostolic Church of God will host a weekend of special programming to celebrate ten years of ministry with Pastor Dr. Byron T. Brazier and his wife, the church’s First Lady, Evangelist Mary Brazier. Like the Braziers’ impact on Chicago, this celebration can extend beyond the spiritual community.

The weekend’s events, Journey of Grace: Continuing the Legacy, Celebrating the Call, kickoff with an evening gala and celebration service on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel, 301 E. North Water Street in Chicago. Renowned gospel artists such as Kurt Carr, Brian Courtney Wilson, and Desmond Pringle will take the stage to perform, and local community and liturgical leaders will make remarks. Ticket purchase required.

Saturday’s event is followed by two pastoral anniversary services on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Apostolic Church of God, 6320 South Dorchester Avenue in Chicago. Committed to grace, family, service, and hospitality, the Apostolic Church of God opens its doors to congregants and community members alike. All are warmly invited to enjoy Sunday’s celebratory services, which will feature ministry in motion, choral performances, and a special video presentation by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Early service begins at 9:10 a.m.; mid-morning service begins at 11:40 a.m.

Over the past ten years, celebrant Dr. Brazier has continued to ensure that the Apostolic Church of God remains a beacon of light and an agent of change within the Chicago community. He is currently the chairman of the board of the Network of Woodlawn and its pillars, the Bishop Arthur M. Brazier Foundation, and BSD Industries L3C. He also is a member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Merit Board. The weekend’s events are sure to reflect both the Braziers’ impact on not only their church community of over 20,000, but the city at large.

About Dr. Byron T. Brazier

Dr. Byron T. Brazier was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, and named pastor of the Apostolic Church of God in 2008. Through the establishment of the Bishop Arthur M. Brazier Foundation, Dr. Brazier has been able to obtain support from philanthropic organizations to support the development of the Woodlawn community in the area of education, public safety, and economic development. Beginning in 2010, Dr. Brazier proposed the development of the Network of Woodlawn and its pillars, which has provided a unifying vision for Woodlawn. Dr. Brazier established a Social Enterprise manufacturing company that provides workforce development services for residents in robotics controls while the revenue from the social enterprise will be reinvested into the Woodlawn community.

About The Apostolic Church of God

The Apostolic Church of God has grown from a small group of congregants to over 20,000 members in 86 years, and is home to liturgical and community leaders alike. For more about the church visit

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