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ABOUT REV. BERNARD


AN INFLUENTIAL LEADER & TRANSFORMATIVE VISIONARY

 
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MINISTRY

CHRISTIAN CULTURAL CENTER

Rev. Bernard is a visionary whose teachings have lifted his church, the Christian Cultural Center (CCC), to become New York’s largest house of worship. With more than 45,000 active, engaged members, in just a few years CCC has emerged as one of America’s fastest growing churches, one that nurtures and embraces members from all walks of life.

Personal Life

EDUCATION & FAMILY

Dr. Bernard has a Master of Urban Studies and a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Wagner College, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary. His wife Karen left her career with the Queens County Supreme Court to raise 7 sons and co-pastor with her husband. Together they have successfully experienced 45 years of marriage and 39 years of ministry.

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REV. BERNARD’S ACCOLADES

2018
NY’s 50 Most Powerful People in Brooklyn
City & State


2017
Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday
Oprah Winfrey Network


2016
The Power Pastor
The New York Times


2016
Founded the Christian Community Relations Council


2014
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Transition Team
The City of New York


2010 & 2011
The Ebony Power 100
Ebony Magazine

2008
25 Leaders Reshaping New York
Crain’s Business Publication


2008 & 2007
Most Influential Clergy
New York Daily News


2008
Most Influential African-American New Yorker
New York Post


2008 & 2007
Top 30 Most Influential Black New Yorkers
New York Daily News


2007
Top 30 Most Influential Black New Yorkers
New York Post


2007
Lifetime Achievement Award
Consulate General of Israel in New York

2006
One of the City’s Most Influential New Yorkers
New York Magazine


2001
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Transition Team
The City of New York


2002 & 1990
President (2002) & Board of Directors (1990)
Christian Men’s Network


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COMMUNITY WORK

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Rev. Bernard’s initiatives extend beyond the pulpit. Outreach programs under A.R. Bernard’s leadership include a food pantry serving the Brooklyn community, a prison ministry, and work with various city organizations, including training orientation sessions for the New York City Police Department. He also founded the Brooklyn Preparatory School in New York City, one of the top ranked early education institutions, and the Cultural Arts Academy Charter School.

COMMUNICATION

D.R. BERNARD’S REACH

He embraces radio, TV, social media and other forms of communication as a way to share his message and bring Christ to the culture on a regular basis. On a weekly basis over 500,000 people are reached through his teachings from all over the world.

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