Dr. Arthur M. Brazier is the pastor of the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago in the neighborhood of Woodlawn. He is also a bishop and a prominent civic leader. He is the founder of The Woodlawn Organization which was prominent in Chicago's civil rights movement in the 1960s and remains a successful community organization.
His church claims an active membership of more than 14,000 and is housed in a large modern complex on the South Side of Chicago.
He is a member of the Public Buildings Commission of Chicago and has lectured at leading universities, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern. Harvard and Antioch College. In addition to The Woodlawn Organization, he also founded The Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation as well as The Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization. He has been a national leader in community development.
He is the author of Black Self- Determination, Saved by Grace and Grace Alone and Delivery systems for model cities.