Detroit, MI (PRWEB) April 29, 2007
Northeast Michigan Jurisdiction Prelate, Bishop P.A. Brooks was appointed Second Assistant to the new Presiding Bishop, Charles H. Blake by The Church of God In Christ General Assembly, during April's Annual Call Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. The 6.5 million member church is the largest African-American Pentecostal religious denomination in the world.
Internationally recognized religious and civic leader, Brooks has been the Jurisdictional Prelate of the First Jurisdiction of Michigan since 1975, overseeing more than 96 churches that make up the jurisdiction.
"I have been privileged to serve as a local pastor for over 50 years, the national church for nearly 40 years and as a jurisdictional bishop for more than three decades. In this capacity, my focus has been to preserve and protect the purity of our holiness faith," said Brooks.
"It is the single greatest responsibility to the body of the Church of God In Christ. Throughout my entire tenure of service to our church, at all levels, I have endeavored to be an example of consistent loyalty, dependability, and excellence."
Founding pastor of New St. Paul Tabernacle in Detroit, MI, Bishop P.A. Brooks is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a fourth generation product of the Church of God in Christ. A prominent business man, activist and community leader, Bishop Brooks is a pioneer in economic development and education initiatives. His lauded accomplishments include; building Detroit's Faith Manor Senior Citizens complex, instituting the Public Policy Institute for Justice 501(c) 3, organizing relief efforts for victims of 9/11 and natural disasters; hurricanes Katrina and Hugo. His organization successfully runs the Grandmont Rosedale Christian Day School and operating March of Faith, a thriving independent gospel music recording label.
Bishop P.A. Brooks can be heard daily on Detroit's WXEL 1340 AM station and seen Sunday mornings on WKBD-CW, broadcasting the March of Faith television and radio programs respectively. To learn more contact Public Affairs Director, Treavion Davenport at 313 334-2738 or visit http://www.nspt.org.
BISHOP PA BROOKS CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Bishop Brooks is the third-longest serving Church of God in Christ Bishop in the Michigan's history. During his career, his outreach programs, business acumen and insightful initiatives have benefited laity and clergy alike. His illustrious accomplishments and service record include:
Appointed by Bishop J.O. Patterson as the First Chief Ajutant in COGIC in 1970
Serves as Chairman of the General Board Committee on Leadership Training of New Bishops for the Church of God in Christ
Implemented Nation's first Blue Cross/Blue Shield Program for local pastors
Purchased and renovated Northeast Michigan's Jurisdictional Cathedral Center
Responsible for purchasing, financing, renovating and building new churches for over 50 pastors within jurisdiction
Instituted the First Interactive Ministerial Alliance Meetings; allowing local pastors to plan and implement their own agendas, which include speakers, training topics, workshops, resource sharing and praise & worship
Created compensation program for widows of local pastors
Introduced life insurance programs for local pastors
Founder of the Public Policy Institute for Justice 501(c)3; a civic, social and educational arm of the Church of God in Christ in the State of Michigan
Produces March of Faith Telecast and Radio Ministry for over 3 decades
Web Cast live Sunday Morning worship via official church website; http://www.nspt.org
Built Faith Manor Senior Citizens Apartments-Co-Sponsored Walls Manor
Operates Grandmont Rosedale Christian Day School; K-8 on Detroit's West side
Elected President of New St. Paul Non-Profit Housing Corporation
Offers church members and communities, Legal Services, Hunger Programs, Counseling, Tutoring programs, Business Services, Job Placement Day Care and Senior Citizen Services
Annually distribute 100's of Thanksgiving baskets to needy families
Produced and released on his March of Faith recording label; Bishop P.A. Brooks and New St. Paul Tabernacle Live in Praise and Alive in Praise 2 in 2007
Earned FBI Outstanding Community Service Award
Founding Member of the Detroit Museum of African-American History
Served as Guest Chaplain to the 102nd Congress in Washington, DC
Co-Author of Understanding Bible Doctrine as Taught in The Church of God In Christ
Donated all proceeds from the book to the National Church from 1984 to 1997