Brazier became the pastor of the 20,000 member congregation when his late father, longtime community activist Bishop Arthur Brazier, transferred leadership to him in 2008. Byron Brazier was the chief information officer for the Chicago Housing Authority from 1991 to 1995, while his father was on the CHA board. Both Braziers left the authority when the federal government seized the agency amid widespread management problems. Prior to becoming pastor in June 2008, he served as Assistant Pastor and a member of the church's official board; he is now the Chairman of the official board. Brazier's public service spans his career: he facilitated a committee on Disproportionate Minority Confinement, led a task force investigating re-entry success and was the Director of Management Information Systems at the Chicago Housing Authority. Dr. Brazier also served as a Business Unit Executive at IBM Corporation. Dr. Brazier received his BA in Management from Roosevelt University, later earning a MA in Theological Studies and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from McCormick Theological Seminary.