ABOUT REV. BERNARD

AN INFLUENTIAL LEADER & TRANSFORMATIVE VISIONARY

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.

REV. BERNARD’S ACCOLADES

2016

The Power Pastor

The New York Times

2016

Founded the Christian Community Relations Council

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

A.R.’S ACCOLADES

2016

The Power Pastor

The New York Times

2016

Founded the Christian Community Relations Council

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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Transition Team

The City of New York

2002 & 1990

President (2002) & Board of Directors (1990)

Christian Men’s Network

A.R.’S ACCOLADES

2016

The Power Pastor

The New York Times

2016

Founded the Christian Community Relations Council

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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Transition Team

The City of New York

2002 & 1990

President (2002) & Board of Directors (1990)

Christian Men’s Network

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.