Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | October 22, 2010

LIVE STREAM Homegoing Services For Bishop Arthur Brazier of Apostolic Church Of God Chicago, IL


As you plan to attend the services, we hope you find this Web posting helpful.

The Home-going Services for Bishop Arthur M. Brazier,

Pastor Emeritus of the Apostolic Church of God


Thursday, October 28, 2010         12:00 noon – 6:30 pm                      Public Viewing*

Thursday, October 28, 2010         7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                          Private  Funeral* 

Friday, October 29, 2010              8:00 am – 9:30 am                          Public Viewing*

Friday, October 29, 2010             10:00 am – 11:00 am                       Wake*

Friday, October 29, 2010             11:00 am – 1:00 pm                         Public Funeral*

*(No cameras allowed) 
Protocol for Viewing

We request that you refrain from taking photos during the viewing or services. In order to maintain the dignity of the viewing, please refrain from touching the body or placing objects of any nature in the casket.

Onsite Participation

We are making accommodations for as many people as possible to pay their respects to Bishop Brazier with dignity and respect. Seating for the services will not occur during visitation. In order to maximize our seating, we will be designating the order in which the sanctuary is filled. Special accomodations will be made for people with physical challenges. Once the seating capacity of the church is reached, however, we regret that we will have to lock the outside doors and allow no further admittance.

Live Streaming

To allow as many people as possible to honor Bishop Brazier, the services will be streamed live on Thursday, starting at 7:00 pm (CST) and Friday starting at 11:00 am (CST). The link may be accessed from this site (

Donations                                                                                                                         We have received inquiries regarding monetary donations in memory of Bishop Brazier. If you desire to make a contribution to the charity of his choice, please make checks payable to the Apostolic Church of God and in the memo section write “Fine Arts Guild.” Checks should be mailed to: Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Out of Town Guests

Unfortunately, we cannot reserve seats for out-of-town guests. However, we have received many calls regarding hotel accommodations. The Hyatt Hotels have reserved a block of rooms for out-of-town guests.

Hyatt Regency Chicago   ($99 rate)151 East Wacker Drive,
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
Tel:  312 565 1234    Fax:  312 239 4414

Please ask for Roosevelt Moncure in Catering to reserve rooms. 

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place  ($109 rate)

2233 South Martin L. King Drive,
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60616-9985
Tel: 312 567 1234    Fax:  312 528 4000

Please ask for Michelle Ontiveras in Sales to reserve rooms.

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier, a longtime civil rights and community activist who headed one of Chicago’s largest congregations, is dead at 89.

The Rev. Byron Brazier announced his father’s death on the Apostolic Church of God website on Friday. The cause of the elder Brazier’s death was not given.

Brazier led Apostolic Church of God in Chicago’s Woodlawn community for 48 years, until his retirement in 2008. He built its membership to 20,000 people.

Apostolic Church of God has long been a key stop for politicians, although Brazier proclaimed preaching politics “is something that is unacceptable.”

Brazier was also founding president of The Woodlawn Organization, a community organization active in the civil rights movement in its early years. Its Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Co. acquired vacant city property on which it built low- and mixed-income housing.


  1. Very sad. Despite the criticism, Bishop Brazier did a lot to bring Pentecost into the homes of so many who otherwise would not have heard “I now baptize you in the name of our LORD JESUS for the remission of sin and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”.
    How can the rest of us left here have the same impact?

  2. My prayers, and heartfelt condolences go out to The Brazier and entire Apostolic Church Family in the Homegoing of Bishop Arthur m. Brazier. We know in the natural it is a loss, but we know he is not lost, because we know where he is! He will be missed by people throughout the world, because many were touched by him. A Mighty Man of Valour, and a General, gone on to the next assignment! May he ever R.I.P.


    In his Service
    Min. VeRita D. Quinn

    • Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to the Brazier family and Apostolic Church family in lost of the God Father as we that knew and loved him called him . We in the PAW HAVE LOST A GIANT!!! May he rest in peace


      In the master’s Services
      Dist.Elder LarryD.Thompson Sr.


  4. Praise God. We sent our prayers and blessings to
    Dr. Byron Brazier, 1st lady, Bishop Wife of love
    and God will bring all of you through. He is only resting and waiting on Jesus and all of us. While I was employed at Alden Nursing Center and Micheal Reese Hospital in year 1992 and 2002, came to Apostolic Church, while working many hours, made
    it possible to come to your prayer and many other
    glorious servcies. Through the week coming back to
    Gary at my home church, with my Bishop, the Honorable late Bishop Jesse Hunter. He was the Lead singer years ago with the Spirits of Harmony.
    Praise God for this Great and humble Bishop, He will rest in peace. Praise God for the great works
    of Dr. Byron Brazier. The Memorial book on the
    internet was beautiful. Would have loved to have
    a book, God bless me to copy. Will continue
    praying for you , church, members and Bishop wife.


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