Pastor Julian DeShazier and his collaborators with the Salt Project won an Emmy June 27, 2015, for their 11-minute video commemorating the 75th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” contextualizing it with the new assault on young black lives. For more information about the video, click here.

View the Hyde Park Herald’s announcement of the Emmy in their July 7, 2015 issue, including a link to the audio of the interview with the reporter.

March, 2015 Learn about Lenten Season at University Church:

Pastor Julian DeShazier preaches on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, at University Church:

April 6, 2014 service excerpts from University Church’s April 6, 2014 service, “Speak to the Bones,” with Pastor Julian DeShazier:


March 23, 2014 service excerpts, “A Witness at the Well,” with Assata Gilmore and Elijah Zehyoue.


18Apr 2013

To punctuate our Lenten season, we had a 7 Last Words service on Good Friday. Typically this is an event where future church leaders are in the pews and not the pulpit, but we wanted to give an opportunity for 7 gifted seminarians to reflect on Jesus’ last words in their own way. What a […]

22Feb 2013

Here is a link to the profile that ABC7Chicago did featuring our pastor, who also goes by J.Kwest. Enjoy, and share the exciting work of University Church with others!  

20Jan 2013

[youtube][/youtube]   Member Ananda Badili and Pastor Julian DeShazier were honored to appear on CBS’ “Different Drummers” program. This show aired in January 2013. Enjoy and share with others!

23Oct 2012

For free. Right here. Right now. The entire 43-minute documentary. Many thanks to Sojourners for giving us a call and allowing Pastor Julian to help share commentary on the issue of poverty. Let’s keep working and praying on this! [youtube width=”600″ height=”400″][/youtube]