MISSION STATEMENT

The authentic preservation of African American history and culture for future generations.

VISION STATEMENT

The IPAMA is committed to accurately archive and perpetuate a repository of stellar accomplishments while providing a venue for artistic appreciation of African contribution to society.

CORE VALUES

Our Five Core Values are to present authenticity, excellence, diversity, community, and collaboration.

THE EVOLUTION OF I-PAMA

For centuries, indigenous Africans embraced the arts, sciences, mathematics and architectural concepts which have garnered notoriety and fostered appreciation for their profound ingenious.
The global duplication of their culture and custom have reveals an unprecedented
appreciation of their artistic forms and contributions.

The human transposing of these native Africans did not diminish our ability to preserve their rich traditions, identities and customs.They embraced an unfeigned and rigorous appreciation for their unparalleled and immeasurable traditions when globally dispersed, including their horrific trans-Atlantic middle passage to the Americas. These brutal and inhumane voyages were motivated by African tribal conflicts.

European economic greed and the amassed benefits of slave trading in the United States. Their will to survive, belief in the possibility of returning to their native land, faith in their God and passion to protect their ancestral heritage afforded these captured Africans the unique ability to utilize intergenerational transfer of knowledge and traditions within their new communities.

"For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today".

EXECUTIVE STAFF

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Bishop Sedgwick Daniels
Executive Director
director@i-pama.org

Bishop Sedgwick Daniels was humanized by the late John and Supervisor Kathryn Daniels. He currently serves as the celebrated pastor of Holy Redeemer Institutional Church Of God In Christ and Morris Cathedral Church Of God In Christ in Milwaukee Wisconsin; the visionary prelate of Wisconsin First Jurisdiction, serving Wisconsin and Northern Illinois; and Secretary of the General Board for the Church Of God In Christ. Elements tangible and intangible, spiritual and natural converged to develop this exceptional gift to the body of Christ. His impressive religious vitae encircle more than forty years of spiritual, economical, educational, and societal, empowerment initiatives.

His impressive religious vitae encircle more than forty years of spiritual, economical, educational, and societal, empowerment initiatives. In 2001, Bishop Daniels was elevated to the role of Bishop by Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson. Since Bishop Daniels elevation as the prelate for Wisconsin First, the jurisdiction has grown from 39 congregations to more than 100 churches and ministries. Elements tangible and intangible, spiritual and natural converged to develop this exceptional gift to the body of Christ. His impressive religious vitae encircle more than forty years of spiritual, economical, educational, and societal, empowerment initiatives. In 2001, Bishop Daniels was elevated to the role of Bishop by Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson. Since Bishop Daniels elevation as the prelate for Wisconsin First, the jurisdiction has grown from 39 congregations to more than 100 churches and ministries. Through Bishop

Daniels prolific leadership and holistic ministry approach thousands of individuals are positively impacted by the initiatives and resources provide through his holistic and contemporary ministries. His congregational an jurisdictional headquarters houses; a senior citizen’s housing complex; Mason Health Clinic; Holy Redeemer Community Credit Union; COGIC Social Service Agency; Holy Redeemer Christian Academy (kindergarten through eighth grades); Young-Coggs University Preparatory Academy (serving middle and high school youth); Kathryn T. Daniels Charter School; Daniels-Mardak Boys and Girls Club; Bishop’s Creek Housing Development; Ford, Owens, Winbush, Porter, and Wilkerson Youth Residency Tower; Saints Heritage Children’s Orphanage; Iglehart, Bellamy, Tatum Community Prayer Tower and Rotunda; 20 Heritage Homes ( for the homeless and family reunification);
Health and fitness center; Hudson-Herron Ministers Institute; and an Educational Consortium for diverse educational advancement through academic partnerships with Marian University, which offers accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees, all established under the leadership of Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.

WE REMEMBER


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Martel C. Scott Campus
August 27, 1971 - January 15, 2017

The Martel C. Scott campus is named in honor of his loyalty and dedication to the Holy Redeemer Educational Complex. For more than thirty years Martel was a dedicated staffer on the Holy Redeemer Campus. The celebrated journey of Martel C. Scott began in Detroit, Michigan on August 27, 1971. His mother, Mary Wooten and her familial settings intentionally instilled persona, demeanor and foundational tenets through invaluable Christian experiences and cultural exposure.

Martel received his formal education from the Detroit and Milwaukee Public Schools. As an avid sports enthusiast, he engaged in football, basketball and track at Milwaukee’s Washington High School, where he graduated in 1989. His stoic composition and charming personality appealed to those privileged and blessed to have known his humble disposition and personality. As a teen—ager, Martel was introduced to Pastor Sedgwick Daniels and the Holy Redeemer Church family who provided an enriched spiritual environment and holistic prototype that he cherished until his demise. Martel’s unfeigned stewardship to his church and community was inculcated through the adoption and catechism of his father, Bishop Sedgwick Daniels. This seamless paternal influence advanced Martel’s quest to ascend to new horizons and discovered a broadened global expose’ that would profoundly transform his rite of passage and alchemize an astutely positive modus operandi.


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William Jeffrey Tucker Campus
July 1, 1962 - February 25, 2010

The Lord’s plan to humanize a phenomenally talented gospel music composer and instrumentalist was realized July 1, 1962 through the birth of William Jeffrey Tucker, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jurist J. Tucker and Wilma I. Lester- Tucker nurtured their gifted son with humor, love, and a plethora of opportunities. William, affectionately known as “Jeff”, enjoyed familial and educational benefits throughout his entire life in Wisconsin. His spiritual development was a direct result of his mother’s strong Pentecostal Apostolic religious commitment, which he expressed through his music skills.

As a teen-ager, Jeff’s quest for gospel music excellence afforded him the privilege to become a protégé’ of Valerie Daniels, who served as Minister of Music at the Greater Westside Church of God In Christ (Pastor W. L. Hines). Jeff eagerly participated in the entire Church Of God In Christ Music Department culture; jurisdictionally under the auspices of Mother Kathryn Daniels, State President Wisconsin Southeast First and internationally through the denomination’s Music Department President, Dr. Mattie Moss-Clark.
Moreover, Jeff’s musical ministry encircled every echelon within the gospel music industry without respect to denomination or geographic limitations. As a composer, Jeff’s music was shared and recorded by nationally and locally acclaimed gospel artists. Among his credits include: the creation of his community choir, The Enspired Chorale (T.E.C.); the elevation to Jurisdictional Minister of Music for Wisconsin First Jurisdiction; and unparalleled collaboration of the Holy Redeemer music department.
His tenure at Holy Redeemer integrated a range of skills and services which included environmental assistant, office clerk, transportation coordinator, mass media coordinator, information technology proctor, music instructor, musical band leader, and executive administrative assistant to the Bishop. Jeff coordinated all major productions for Holy Redeemer Christian Academy, HR Possentum, HR Global, Young-Coggs Preparatory Academy and orchestrated every musical salute for Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.

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