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Alphonso R. Bernard, Sr. Wiki/Biography
Alphonso R. Bernard, Sr. was born on the 10th August 1953, in Panama and is a spiritual leader, evangelist, television personality and author, perhaps best known as the CEO, pastor and one of the founders of the Christian Cultural Centre based in Brooklyn, New York City. Bernard is also the president and founder of A. R. Bernard Ministries. He has been active in the religious industry since 1975.
How much is the net worth of A. R. Bernard? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017.
A. R. Bernard Net Worth $5 Million
To begin with, the boy was initially raised in Panama, but in 1957 Alphonso with his mother immigrated to Brooklyn, New York City USA, where he was educated at Grover Cleveland High School, meantime doing part-time jobs to help his mother earn a living. Finally, Bernard was appointed as a bank clerk in a Bankers Trust Company.
Concerning his professional career, Alphonso was a member of the Muslim American movement, but in 1975, he became a (Born Again) Christian. Alongside his wife, the two started a Bible Study class in their home, then in 1979, he decided to end his career in the bank and went into the ministry. They bought an abandoned supermarket and turned it into a Christian Life centre. As of the data given at the beginning of 1989, the centre had 625 members, but it experienced rapid growth, so that in 2000, the centre moved into a new place of almost 7 acres, 26,000m2 in which not only a chapel and conference centre were built, but also a youth centre and even facilities for television production, plus a bookstore. Bernard launched Cornerstone Book & Gift, which is responsible for providing books, bibles, videos and other items for all the Christian Bookstores based in New York.
Despite being a pastor, founder and the CEO of the centre, Bernard also sits on the Board of Directors of the Christian Men’s Network, and also serves as Treasurer of the Board. To add more, he serves on the Board of Directors for the NYC Economic Development Corporation too. Moreover, Bernard founded the highly selective Jesuit preparatory school based in Brooklyn, as well as the Cultural Arts Academy Charter School.
Regarding his published works, he is known to be the author of “Happiness Is” and “Four Things Women Want from a Man”. In 2007, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Consulate General of Israel, and what is more, he was recognised as the most influential leader by New York Business, NY Daily News, New York Post, New York Magazine and others. He has also awarded Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wagner College, as well as Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary.
Finally, in the personal life of Bernard, he married Karen in 1972; they had 7 children, but unfortunately their eldest son died in 2015, being 39 years old.
|Full Name||A. R. Bernard|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Date Of Birth||August 10, 1953|
|Place Of Birth||Panama|
|Profession||Pastor, Evangelist, Spiritual Leader, Television Personality, Author, Motivational Speaker|
|Spouse||Karen Bernard (m. 1972)|
|Children||Jamaal Bernard, Alphonso R. Bernard Jr.|
|Awards||Lifetime Achievement Award from Consulate General of Israel (2007), Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (Wagner College), Honorary Doctorate of Divinity (Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary)|
|Nominations||President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York, Chancellor's cabinet of the New York City Department of Education, Most Influential African-American New Yorker (2008, New York Post ), Top 30 Most Influential Black New Yorker (2007, New York Post), "The Ebony Power 100 (2010, Ebony Maga...|
|Movies||Gary Anglin and the Voices of CCC, Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz (IV) (2015), Christmas at Christian Cultural Center (2015, TV movie), Un Reino Sin Fronteras (2014, documentary)|
|TV Shows||A R Bernard and Faith In Practice, Life After (TV Series, 2011), Fox News Channel, NBC's Today, MSNBC, CBS News, BET, The 700 Club, TBN's Praise the Lord, Tony Brown's Journal, The Wendy Williams Show|
|Christmas at Christian Cultural Center||2015||TV Movie executive producer|
|Easter at Christian Cultural Center||2015||TV Movie executive producer|
|Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz (IV)||2015||executive producer|
|The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till||2005||Documentary special thanks - as Rev. A.R. Bernard Sr.|
|Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Un Reino Sin Fronteras||2014||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Praise the Lord||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Don't Sleep! Hosted by T. J. Holmes||2012||TV Series||Himself - Panelist|
|Life After||2011||TV Series||Himself|