The Christian Cultural Center (CCC) is a non-denominational Christian megachurch located in the East New York section of Brooklyn, New York City. Founded in 1979 by Dr.A.R. Bernard, The facility sits on an 11-acre (45,000 m2) campus and the church claims over 29,000 members. Christian Cultural Center is the largest evangelical church in the New York region. Christian Cultural Center began as a small parish in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York in 1978.
Our present Senior Pastor, Rev. A. R. Bernard, left a ten year banking career, to follow the call of God on his life to full time ministry to become the founding Pastor. With his wife Karen Bernard at his side the church began with a small membership, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and reaching out to its local community in Brooklyn. The Lord Jesus Christ has taken the church through many stages of growth and development, over the years.
Today CCC stands not only as a premier spiritual institution, in New York City and around the World, but as a unique model of Christian Ministry. A. R. Bernard is also President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York representing 1.5 million Protestants, Anglicans and Orthodox Christians. He has a Master of Urban Studies and a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.
He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wagner College, May, 2010, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary, May 2009.Karen Bernard left a career in Queens County Supreme Court to raise 7 sons and co-pastor with her husband. Together they have successfully experienced, 41 years of marriage and 35 years of ministry. Today Christian Cultural center has a registered membership of over 37,000.