(July 15, 1880-Apr. 12, 1931). African American minister and a major leader in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Garfield Thomas Haywood was born in Greencastle, Indiana. Haywood moved with his family to Indianapolis as a child, locating in the Haughville neighborhood. He was educated at School 52, attended Shortridge High School, and worked as a cartoonist for both the Indianapolis Freeman and Indianapolis Recorder.

Christ Temple 22nd Annual Convention, 1932 Credit: Indiana Historical Society View Source

As a young man, Haywood was very active in religion, serving as Sunday school superintendent for the Methodist andBaptist churches. In 1907, Haywood attended a gathering of Pentecostals in Indianapolis and became part of that movement. Two years later, he founded the Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Assembly.

Haywood, who published numerous articles and tracts on behalf of his faith, rose to become presiding bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. On July 22, 1980, the City of Indianapolis named a stretch of Fall Creek Parkway, from Riverside Drive to Keystone Avenue, Bishop Garfield Haywood Memorial Way.

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