Bishop David Braziel
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
Bishop David Braziel was born June 9, 1920 to Mr. and Mrs. John L, Braziel in Polk County. He was educated in the Polk County School. In 1939 David heard the Gospel call and was baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the Holy Ghost. Shortly thereafter in the same year, God called him into the ministry.
In order to enrich his blessing from God into the ministry, he attended Aenon bible college. The Lord blessed further and on April 7, 1942, he was married to Mary Jackson. This union was blessed with five children, four sons and one daughter.
Bishop Braziel served as District Elder for twenty years and later on was elevated to the office of Bishop of the Georiga State council of the P.A. of W. He was the Pastor of the Greater Bethlem Temple Holiness Church for twenty-six years.
Bishop Braziel's legacy leaves to us his true love for people, a strong determination to live saved, sanctified and holy, and a lot of years of wonderful memories of his always wanting the best for other people. On February 20, 1982, like a mighty Oak that had fallen, such was the passing of Bishop David Braziel, as he took his early leave. His Home Going Services were held on Wednesday, February 24, 1982 at the Bethlehem Temple Holiness Church in Rome, Georgia, and was officiated by Bishop Paul Bowers.