Pastoral Staff



Evangelist Ivory Nuckolls

Evangelist Ivory Jean Nuckolls has spent most of her life in the church. She is in the third of five generations of her family who serves in the Apostolic Church of God. Evangelist Nuckolls received the Holy Spirit at the age of fifteen and became highly involved in all facets of church work. She answered the call to preach and teach the Word of God in the late 1980s. Evangelist Nuckolls and her husband, Ray, have worked together in youth ministry, teaching, training, and mentoring in various churches. In addition to serving as assistant pastor, Evangelist Nuckolls currently facilitates the Personal Services Ministry.



 Elder Ronald E. Smith Sr.

Elder Ronald Smith Sr. has been a member of Apostolic Church of God since he was a small boy.  He accepted the call to ministry in March 1975. He has served faithfully in the church throughout his membership.  His volunteer commitments include serving as an armour bearer for Bishop Arthur M. Brazier, the Prison Outreach Ministry, the Internal Security Ministry, Saving Grace Ministries (Media), Baptismal and Prayer Committee, teaching the Apostolic Man class (where hundreds of souls have been saved in this class), the Brotherhood leadership team, and the Official Board of the Apostolic Church of God. Elder Smith has been married to his wife, Dolene, for 39 years; and he is the father of three children and the grandfather of four grandchildren.


Rev. Dr. Nicholas Pearce

God is using the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Pearce as an anointed and influential voice to reach the world for Jesus Christ and to challenge people of all generations to live for God through a ministry that has reached tens of thousands of lives around the globe. A passionate preacher, gifted teacher, and insightful leader, Dr. Pearce was called to the ministry at the age of seven and began institutional ministry at the age of seventeen under his mentor and childhood pastor, the late Bishop Arthur M. Brazier. He currently serves as assistant pastor of the historic Apostolic Church of God in Chicago under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Byron T. Brazier. He is also an accomplished scholar, having completed his undergraduate and graduate-level study at MIT, Harvard Divinity School, and Northwestern University, where he is currently a professor. Dr. Pearce and his work have been featured in Time, Forbes, the Discovery Channel, and In recognition of his impact in the community and commitment to ministry, he has been honored with the United States Presidential Service Award and was named one of Today’s Joshuas by The Christian Outlook Magazine and a Chosen Champion of Faith by Urban Ministries. Dr. Pearce endeavors to serve the Lord and to serve his generation in excellence by the grace of God, to the glory of God.


Rev. Isaac C. Hayes has a heart for evangelizing unbelievers and empowering believers.  He is a critical thinker committed to sound biblical exegesis and application of theological principles to the contemporary culture.  Hayes is a dedicated student of the Holy Scriptures with a Master of Divinity degree from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. 

 Hayes is a native Chicagoan and Assistant Pastor at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, IL, where Dr. Byron T. Brazier is the Pastor.  At the Apostolic Church of God

Hayes serves on staff as the Director of the Strategic Department and is responsible for the Strategic Development and Stewardship ministries.  He also ministers the Word during the Sunday morning worship services and midweek Bible classes.  

Outside Apostolic Church of God Hayes ministers the Word of God in prisons, missions, and churches.  He is also a seminar, workshop and conference speaker.

 Beyond the ministry of the Word, Hayes is a charismatic leader who has served as the Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer for the Illinois District Council Young People's Union of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. 

 A firm believer in the divinely ordained institution of marriage, Hayes is married to his wonderful wife, Evangelist Dr. Latouna Hayes, who has her Doctorate in Christian Counseling. 




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