Pastoral Staff


Pastoral Staff

Evangelist Ivory Nuckolls

Assistant Pastor - Personal Services

Reverend Ivory Jean Nuckolls is a daughter of Apostolic Church of God. She is the third of five generations of her family that serves Christ by serving the Apostolic Church of God. God’s hand upon her has been evident since she was a young teen. Between the beginning of her call and her full time vocational ministry, she achieved many milestones.

She studied at the American Conservatory of Music. She later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and Therapy and her Master’s Degree in Education, Human Services and Counseling both from DePaul University. Ivory also studied at the Moody Bible Institute. In between those achievements, she married the love of her life, Gerald R. Nuckolls, Jr. more than 53 years ago and they happily serve together in areas of ministry to this day.

Ivory’s response to the call upon her life has made her an indispensable part of the work of the Apostolic Church of God. Since receiving Christ she has faithfully served in numerous capacities both starting and supporting ministries. She has been a leader in music ministry, youth ministry, women’s ministry, as well as marriage and pre-marriage ministry. She is a gifted teacher and preacher and continues to lead and serve the Body of Christ as an assistant pastor. She leads the Personal Services Department and Pastoral Care team with both wisdom and compassion. She has gone beyond the walls assisting churches throughout the state and nation. Her obedience to the call of ministry has led to her being an integral part of the International Pentecostal Assemblies of the Word from adviser to the Young People’s Union to Director of Programming and conference coordinator for both the General Assembly and Intercessors Conference.

While her work in the church is extensive and laudable, a demonstration of her passionate love for God and His people is demonstrated in her extensive involvement in the community where she has been the recipient of the Big Hearts for Young Heroes award from La Rabida Children’s Hospital, nominated for the Community Leader of the Year award from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., a member of Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in education among many other awards.

We celebrate and honor Rev. Ivory Jean Nuckolls as she continues to be a poured out offering for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Elder Ronald E. Smith Sr.

Assistant Pastor - Senior Adult

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 or have included 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. He was an armor bearer to the late honorable Bishop Arthur M. Brazier. 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.

Elder Marlon R. Medious

Assistant Pastor - Spiritual Development

Reverend Marlon R. Medious has a heart for serving God and serving God’s people.  He has been a member of the church since 1998 and was called into the ministry in 2005. Reverend Medious has served in many capacities in the church, always leading with integrity and grace.  Some include, Volunteer Ministry, Youth ministry, Brotherhood ministry, as well as serving as the pastors Armor Bearer.  He is a learned servant with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, and a Master of Arts Degree in Urban Ministry from Trinity International University.  

Reverend Medious is a well-respected leader in the corporate arena, as a strong operations professional with great leadership skills, analytical thinking, and the ability to lead change in difficult environments.  He is skilled in Operations Management, Continuous Improvement, Business Process Improvement, Communication, and Analytics.  

With his operational background and passion for producing excellence in ministry, Reverend Medious serves as the Director of Spiritual Development Ministry for The Apostolic Church of God, which includes New Members, Sunday Morning Bible Study and Ministerial Alliance.

He is married to his lovely wife, Kellie P. Medious and they have a beautiful daughter, Genesis.  Reverend Medious preaches and teaches God’s word with passion, conviction, and confidence.  And he has dedicated his entire life to serving God in excellence, through grace, with humility.  

Dr. Isaac C. Hayes

Assistant Pastor - Auxiliary Development

Dr. 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 native Chicagoan and assistant pastor at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, Illinois, where Dr. Byron T. Brazier is the pastor. At the Apostolic Church of God, Hayes serves on staff as the director of the ministry development department and is responsible for the strategic development, volunteer, and community engagement ministries. He also ministers the Word during the Sunday morning worship services and midweek Bible classes and is a seminar 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.

Hayes is the author of the book Men After God’s Heart: 10 Principles of Brotherly Love,
 which explores how Christian men can live in healthy relationships, grow in mutual fellowship,
and engage in meaningful stewardship.

Dr. Hayes is a dedicated student of the Holy Scriptures with a Master of Divinity degree from Moody Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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

Elder Gary B. Dotson

Assistant Pastor 

Elder Gary B. Dotson loves God and loves all of God's people, expressing that love through his spiritual gift: the Gift of Helps. He has been a member of Apostolic since 2005 and from the start he has server with excellence in whatever capacity needed. Elder Dotson has a passion for sharing the Gospel with the lost, particularly through ministerial outreach. Elder Dotson is happily married to the love of his life, Sis. Dee Dotson and the Lord has blessed that union with five beautiful children.

Elder Dotson has been a public school teacher for twenty-six years, and sees the classroom as an extension of the mission field that all believers are commanded to be salt and light in. Teaching others, especially children, has been central for him, having been in education for a majority of his life.

Elder Dotson firmly believes in the ministry of prayer and intercession and currently serves as the Director of the Telephone Prayer Line Ministry. He is a voracious reader and enthusiastic teacher of Biblical doctrine for clarity, understanding and application.

Elder Dotson is also the author of eight books, all written to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to encourage His people to live holy and righteously before Him in these last days (Iron in Your Back, Abiding in Christ, The Blood of Christ’s Cross, Christ Conquers Pornography, Armour of Light, The King is Coming, The Glory of Marriage, The World, the Flesh, and The Devil).