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6-5-16 C.D. Brooks: Life Timeline
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By Benjamin Baker
 
July 24, 1930                Born in Greensboro, North Carolina
1940                            Baptized into Seventh-day Adventist Church
1947                            Realizes calling to become an evangelist
Fall 1947                      Matriculates to Oakwood College
Spring 1951                 Graduates from Oakwood College with a bachelors in theology
Summer 1951              Begins ministry as an ministerial intern in Uniontown, PA
September 14, 1952     Marries Walterene Wagner at Ebenezer SDA Church in Philadelphia, PA
1951-1957                   Pastors churches in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey
1957-1959                   Pastors Ephesus SDA Church in Columbus, Ohio
1959-1963                   Pastors Glenville SDA Church in Cleveland, Ohio
1963-1965                   Field secretary of Columbia Union Conference
1966-1971                   Ministerial secretary of Columbia Union Conference
1971                            Becomes a field secretary of General Conference
1972                            Baptizes more than 500 in Jamaica
1973                            Baptizes 243 in Chicago
July 1974                     Becomes speaker-director of Breath of Life Ministries and tapes first telecast
1978                            Evangelist at the Warner Theater effort in Washington, D.C.
1985                            Receives honorary doctorate degree from Andrews University
1989                            Baptizes 520 in Barbados; first Breath of Life church is established outside of U.S.
                                   Breath of Life airs on Black Entertainment Television (BET)
                                   Included on Elfred Lee’s “Christ of the Narrow Way” painting commissioned by Ellen G. White Estate
1994                            Inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr., Board of Preachers and Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse  
                                   College
1995                            Participates in NET ‘95
March-April                  Final evangelistic meeting as speaker of Breath of Life, Phoenix, AZ
January 1, 1996           Officially retires as General Conference field secretary
Spring 1997                 Retires as speaker-director of Breath of Life
October 2007               Bradford-Cleveland-Brooks Leadership Center (BCBLC) is founded at Oakwood University
December 1, 2010        Elected lifetime member of Ellen G. White Estate Board
February 24, 2013        Appointed chaplain of the North American Division
November 2013           Biography C.D.: The Man Behind the Message appears
June 5, 2016               Dies in Laurel, Maryland, at age 85
 
 

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