Rev. Alphonso Bernard
Co-Founder and Pastor, Christian Cultural Center, Author, and Motivational Speaker
In 1979, Reverend A. R. Bernard Sr. left a ten-year banking career and together with his wife, Karen, started a small storefront church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that has since grown into a mega-church sitting on an eleven and a half acre campus with a congregation of over 37,000. In addition to being co-founder and CEO of the Christian Cultural Center, Rev. Bernard founded the Christian Community Relations Council, has served as the President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York, and is a board member of the Commission of Religious Leaders. Rev. Bernard has been recognized as one of New York City’s most influential leaders by numerous publications, including Crain’s, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and New York Magazine. He recently published a book, entitled Four Things Women Want From a Man.
“Our choices determine our destiny.”