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Item 791: 00791_Allen, Pamela Braziel_Religion

 Item — Box: 14

Interviewer: Travis Braziel

Project: University of Houston

Pamela Braziel Allen, daughter of Overseer Ruby Lee Braziel, talks with her son, Travis, about the life and ministry of Overseer Braziel, founder of the Third Ward’s The Lord Jesus Christ Holiness Church. Braziel grew up in East Texas and moved with her husband to Houston for employment opportunities. When called by God, she started her own congregation and built two church structures, the second one without any bank financing. Allen recalls the highs and lows of Overseer’s ministry, including the obstacles she faced as a woman pastor, the growth of her congregation, and the miracles she performed. Allen also discusses the current life of the church and the involvement of many members of the Braziel family and her hopes for the future.


  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA