A.R. Bernard is quickly becoming one of the most prominent names in America. The eloquent, visionary pastor of New York’s 40,000-member Christian Cultural Center (CCC) recently became the first and only religious leader to resign from President Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board. He is appearing as Oprah’s special guest on her Emmy Award-winning show “SuperSoul Sunday,” airing this Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at 11 a.m.
A former Nation of Islam follower, Bernard left his career as a banker to pursue Christian ministry in the late ’70s. His storefront church has evolved into one of the fastest-growing churches in America, and he has become one of the most influential religious leaders of our time. His best-selling book, Four Things Women Want From a Man, expounds upon the powerful wisdom Bernard has gleaned from four decades of pastoring, counseling, and teaching couples — and from being married to his wife Karen for 45 years. It is an inspiring, life-changing read that resonates with leaders and aspiring leaders alike, as it provides powerful, biblical insights on how maturity, decisiveness, consistency, and strength govern every relationship we have.
Bernard’s calling has remained laser focused for 40 years — and that’s to make faith relevant in today’s culture. His teachings are transformative. He is a student of history and the Bible and has an astounding way of standing on the truth of the Scriptures and making them powerfully relevant in people’s lives.
Hollywood superstar Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta are quoted as saying: “A.R. Bernard has been a major influence in our lives … [helping us reach] a higher level in our relationship and spiritual growth.” Many celebrities in entertainment, athletics, along with government officials and thought leaders regularly attend services at CCC, from Angela Bassett to Hall of Fame football star Curtis Martin, actor Jamie Hector and “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts.