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Chicago Fri Oct 22 2010

Bishop Arthur Brazier, Pastor Emeritus of ACOG, Dead

Pentacostal Bishop Arthur Brazier, the founder of the Apostolic Church of God and spiritual leader of thousands, died of as-yet unreported causes. Bishop Brazier's son, the current leader of the ACOG, announced the Bishop's passing on the church's website.

Bishop Brazier was a nationally prominent leader in the Black Christian establishment. He was also an early civil rights activist in Chicago, despite refusing to talk politics from the pulpit.

He was also an immensely influential political figure on the city's South Side, and a key ally of Mayor Richard Daley. Brazier's church is one of a handful of the most influential in the city.

He was 89.

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Lonnie Favors / October 23, 2010 12:42 PM

I'm so sad to hear about the passing of Dr. brazier, it hurt my hart to hear of this, I remember him like father to myself, I extend deepest respect to the family of the bishop. I am so soory for your loss, I will miss him as well.

annette / October 27, 2010 2:44 PM

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Bishop Brazier. One of my fondest memories is coming home to chicago for New Year's Eve service to hear him and the other elders of the church reflect and give their testimony about the Lord.
The Bishop will be truly missed.

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