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Dr. Jamal Bryant

Senior Pastor, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church


Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant is one of the most prolific and eloquent orators of our time! He was the pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland founded in 2000. It was celebrated as the fastest-growing AME church in history--growing from 43 members to more than 4000 in 19 months. Acclaimed the fastest-growing African Methodist Episcopal church in the denomination’s 200-year history, the congregation has expanded from 47 members, since its inception in 2000, to well over 10,000! 

Bryant is a third-generation minister and exceptional visionary. Bryant is also seen and heard throughout the world via the Internet each Sunday, garnering more than 10,000 additional followers. He was appointed the senior pastor of New Birth in 2018, replacing the founding pastor who passed, Bishop Eddie Long. 

Dr. Bryant earned a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He received his Doctorate of Ministry degree in 2005, from the Graduate Theological Foundation. In 1988, he spent a year in West Africa in what he calls his “Damascus Road experience.” Harrison Bryant is a philanthropist, author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.

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