BERNARD LEFT HIS 10-YEAR CAREER IN 1979 TO GO INTO MINISTRY FULL TIME, NOW PASTORING 33,000+ MEMBERS AT HIS FOUNDED CHURCH CCC (CHRISTIAN CULTURAL CENTER).
As Christian Life Center began experiencing exponential growth – four Sunday services, lines forming at 4:00am, and overflow rooms filled to capacity, the ministry was quickly outgrowing its home on Linden Boulevard. The need for a larger facility was evident and in 1995 a vacant lot adjacent to Starrett City was purchased and construction followed immediately. On December 31, 2000, under the leadership of Bernard, Christian Cultural Center took its new name and moved into its new home.
Located in Brooklyn, New York, United States. CCC is a ministry and not-for-profit 501c(3) organization, that currently has over 33,000+ members and sits on an 11.5-acre (45,000 m2) campus. He is also the President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York representing 1.5 million Protestants, Anglicans and Orthodox Christians. He sits on the NYC Economic Development Corporation Board, served on NYC School Chancellor’s Advisory Cabinet and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2001 Transition Team.
In collaboration with the Britto Agency, TAMZ is producing all the new branding for CCC & Pastor AR Bernard, and working on a few campaigns for online ministries and outreach. Our latest trip to CCC gave us a better understanding of who AR Bernard is as a person and minister.