"Pastor Corey Brooks Returns to Chicago, the Pulpit"

Pastor Corey Brooks Completes Coast to Coast Walk With Celebratory Service

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WHEN: Sunday October 14; 11:00am

WHO: Pastor Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church,

Invited guests include:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Executives from Perkins+Will
Executives from Katten, Muchin, & Rosenman
Executives from Walgreens      

WHERE: Sunday October 14; 11:00am

New Beginnings Church of Chicago
6620 South King Drive, Chicago IL 60637

Known as the Rooftop Preacher;  after bringing his walking awareness campaign against violence to an end in the Los Angeles metropolitan area Rev. Corey Brooks returns home and to his pulpit. The man who spent 94 days atop the roof of an abandoned motel in the dead of a Chicago winter took to the road BY FOOT June 5, 2012 for an over 3000 mile, 130 day journey to raise awareness about violence that plagues Chicago and many US communities and to raise funds to build a community center in his own neighborhood. Brooks lives by his creed: "We must stop ganging up on each other and start ganging up on the problem!"

His first vigil atop a roof was culminated with a $100,000 donation from media mogul Tyler Perry which sparked the visionary's new philanthropic sacrifice of a nationwide walk.  "Project Hood Walk Across America" started with a launch from the set of Good Morning America, winded through America's highways and byways and was followed by the New York Times, CNN and other national media outlets.  Brooks ended his coast to coast trek on Friday. Invited guest include Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Perkins+Will, Katten-Muchin, Walgreens executives who have all been sponsors and supporters of Project Hood

Cameras are allowed in service and there will be an audio box for setup. Please arrive at least by 10:45 to insure adequate time to set-up your equipment.

Interested parties can also follow Pastor Brooks on Twitter (@CoreyBBrooks)

Danielle Willis
(773)243-9917 or (773)562-6262

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