Bishop Donald Hilliard, Pastor of Cathedral International

Bishop Donald Hilliard, Pastor of Cathedral International

*The Bishop Donald Hilliard and Alease Hilliard-Chapman Foundation present a special black history month presentation and Inaugural Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, February 28th 2014 at 8:00 pm at the Crossroads Theater located at 7 Livingston Ave. in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The event will feature a one woman theatrical performance by Leah Joy, with John Gray serving as Master of Ceremony.  Proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships for youth in the Perth Amboy, Plainfield and Asbury Park communities, where Bishop Hilliard has officiated over the past thirty years.  For specific info on this go to: http://www.dahcf.org/

As the current pastor of Cathedral International, Hilliards’ congregation consists of over 5,000 members in three locations.  Though the ministry has grown enormously, it remains centered on teaching the word and providing support to the community by way of educational programs, information on health care and economic empowerment. These missions are carried out through the more than 50 auxiliaries that are currently active under the Cathedral International banner.

In 2006, after a life-threatening illness, Bishop Hilliard reinvented himself by resurrecting his gift of painting by creating original pieces of art through his abstract expressionistic company, Pulpit to the Palate Art. His premier collections of over 70 original pieces include the recently exhibited “Let Go, Let Gesture: Abstract Ascension” series as well as “Divine Liturgy in Abstract” and “From the Pulpit to the Palate” series.

Hilliard is the Presiding Bishop and Founder of the Covenant Ecumenical Fellowship and Cathedral Assemblies, Inc.  He’s a member of The Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops, and a lifetime member of the NAACP.  He is also the author of Somebody Say Yes, Faith in the Face of Fear, Church Growth from an African American Perspective, Midlife, Manhood, and Ministry among many others.

Bishop Hilliard’s partner in ministry is his wife Reverend Phyllis Thompson-Hilliard.  For more information visit http://www.thecathedral.org.  For media contact:  Double XXposure PR (201) 224-6570