Christian Cultural Center began as a small parish in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York in 1978. Our present Senior Pastor, Rev. A. R. Bernard, left a ten year banking career, to follow the call of God on his life to full time ministry to become the founding Pastor. With his wife Karen Bernard at his side the church began with a small membership, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and reaching out to its local community in Brooklyn.

The Lord Jesus Christ has taken the church through many stages of growth and development, over the years. Today CCC stands not only as a premier spiritual institution, in New York City and around the world, but as a unique model of Christian Ministry.

A. R. Bernard served as President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York representing 1.5 million Protestants, Anglicans and Orthodox Christians. He 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, May, 2010, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary, May 2009.

Karen Bernard left a career in Queens County Supreme Court to raise 7 sons and co-pastor with her husband. Together they have successfully experienced, 43 years of marriage and 37 years of ministry.

Today Christian Cultural center sits on a 11.5 acre campus with a registered membership of over 37,000.


CCC's mission is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, help spiritual seekers become transformed believers, and demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to the world, through humanitarian works and social engagement.


CCC’s vision is to create a dynamic institution for spiritual growth and discovering personal mission in Christ.


We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit, he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated on the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy universal and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.


New York City is a cosmopolitan city that 8.2 million people call home. Known for its institutions of politics, finance, fashion and media, it is also one of the most religiously diverse cities in the world. Within that diversity, from small storefronts to large mega ministries, over 7600 churches are engaged in Christian ministry throughout the five boroughs. 

Christian Cultural Center sits on an 11.5 acre campus in the borough of Brooklyn. Thousands of parishioners and visitors come every week and enjoy a dynamic worship and spiritual growth experience, through our worship services, facilities and programs.

Welcome to a unique experience in Christian Ministry. Our website seeks to share some of that experience with you. Through CCCTV we are working on bringing you news, insights, testimonies, videos about CCC and Christian Ministry in NYC and around the world.