*A.R. Bernard enjoyed a successful career in finance before starting a storefront church in Brooklyn, New York. Today, that church — the Christian Cultural Center — has over 47,000 active members and is one of the fastest-growing churches in America.
In an all-new episode of Super Soul Sunday — airing Sunday, September 10 at 11 AM (EST) — host Oprah Winfrey talks with Pastor Bernard about things that matter deeply to people in today’s society such as Making Faith Work, Your Purpose In Life, How Crisis Can Help Us and more.
Revered “The Power Pastor” by the New York Times, A.R. Bernard will discuss his best-selling book, Four Things Women Want from a Man, recently released in paperback. The book brings to bear the powerful wisdom Pastor Bernard has gleaned from four decades of being a pastor, counseling, and teaching couples — and from being married to his wife Karen for 45 years. He shares the 4 things women want men to know.
In the inquisitive, heartfelt way only Oprah can, she delves deep with A.R. Bernard on the four qualities he has discovered a woman wants and needs in a man: maturity, decisiveness, consistency, and strength. They also talk about spirituality, faith, relationships, peace, and purpose.
Pastor Bernard accepted an invitation to serve on President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board, but due to a deepening conflict in values with the administration, resigned recently, the only member to do so to date.
With his dynamic communication skills, Pastor Bernard has led Bible studies for celebrities in entertainment, athletics, and government. Many well-known personalities have attended services at CCC, including Alonzo Mourning, Curtis Martin, Reuven Rivlin, Angela Bassett, Reince Priebus, Kim Cattrall, and Robin Roberts. 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.”
Pastor Bernard has made appearances on Fox News Channel, CNN, NBC’s Today, MSNBC, CBS News, BET, The 700 Club, TBN’s Praise the Lord, Tony Brown’s Journal, and numerous national and local TV programs. He has also been featured in New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Black Enterprise, Essence, Ministry Today, Class Magazine, Charisma, and a host of other newspapers and magazines.
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