South Side Pastor James Demus passes away

September 24, 2010 4:21:57 PM PDT
Rev. James Demus III, senior pastor for the past quarter-century at the South Side Park Manor Christian Church has died.The 57-year-old pastor was also a teacher and social justice activist.

Rev. Demus served as executive director of the Chicago South Side NAACP, was a RainbowPUSH official, and helped found the Ministerial Alliance Against the Digital Divide.

His funeral will be Monday in the church at 600 East 73rd Street.