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Year 2014

     
    Christian Cultural Center Serves Big City Church With Small-Town Heart
Learn how the CCC bookstore has evolved to serve a large multi-ethnic congregation with diverse interests.
Paradigm Shifters
July 23, 2014
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    One on 1 Profile: The Rev. A.R. Bernard Ushers His Megachurch Following Into The 21st Century
Budd Mishkin interviews A.R. Bernard to understand his life's journey with all of its twists and turns.
Time Warner Cable NY1 News
July 23, 2014
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    Brooklyn Megachurch Pastor A.R. Bernard Calls on Church to Develop Framework to Address Issues in the Black Community
A.R. Bernard spoke at the National Action Network Convention about a framework that would take a comprehensive approach to addressing educational, economic, political as well as other issues affecting the black community. 
The Christian Post
April 12, 2014
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    Dr. AR Bernard: A Practical Guide to Grace
Instead of preaching about grace to inspire the City Harvest congregation, Pastor Bernard taught about grace so that those in attendance could gain a full understanding through his explanation.
City News
February 5, 2014
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    Wake-Up Call
Mayor Bill de Blasio further celebrated the decision he made last week to end the city's appeal to a federal ruling on stop-and-frisk.
NY Daily News
February 3, 2014

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    Super Bowl Not Far from de Blasio's Mind as He Attends Events in City
Mayor de Blasio had a busy Super Bowl Sunday visiting Staten Island and Brooklyn but the day's big game was never far from his mind.
Time Warner Cable News: NY1 
February 2, 2014

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Mayor de Blasio Hails His Stop-and-Frisk Decision at Brooklyn Megachurch
While speaking at CCC, Mr. de Blasio stated that he was focused on building a “pathway to a more just city.” 
Politicker
February 2, 2014

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http://www.cccinfo.org/uploads/ny-daily-news-immigration.jpg   Chirlane McCray speaks at Brooklyn cultural center without hubby Bill de Blasio
The wife of Mayor de Blasio talked about being descended from immigrants from Barbados. ‘Everyone needs to know their history,’ she said. McCray didn’t stay for the panel discussion afterward.
NY Daily News
January 23, 2014
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http://www.cccinfo.org/uploads/politicker.jpg    Chirlane McCray Talks Immigration at First Solo Appearance as First Lady
Chirlane McCray made her first solo appearance as first lady last night, kicking off a panel on black immigration at the sprawling Christian Cultural Center in East New York.
Politicker
January 23, 2014
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Year 2013

    De Blasio: McCray a 'Voice of Conscience'
Chirlane McCray received a standing ovation at CCC for her work in the 1980s with a local anti-apartheid group.
Capital New York
December 8, 2013
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    Thousands of New Yorker Pay Tribute to Mandela at Special Service
As the world celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela, everyone from pastors to politicians honored the anti-apartheid leader at CCC.
Time Warner Cable News:  NY1
December 8, 2013
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    Tribute Service for Nelson Mandela
Mr. de Blasio speaks to guests during a tribute service for Mandela at CCC
Yahoo! News Philippines
December 8, 2013
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    Bill de Blasio, NY Politicians Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Mr. de Blasio celebrated Mandela's life with song, dance and prayer at CCC and afterward said he would apply the South African leader's values to his governance of New York City.
Long Island Newsday
December 8, 2013
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    De Blasio and His Wife Attend a Tribute Service for Nelson Mandela
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray visit Christian Cultural Center for a Mandela tribute service.
Yahoo! News
December 8, 2013
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God in Gotham: 16 Christians making a difference in New York City
A crop of influential pastors, educators and thought leaders is partially responsible for the increase in church attendance and rising number of "born again" Christians. 
Religion News Service
October 17, 2013
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    Movement Day 2013: Urban Ministry Leaders Share Concern for Cities
Nearly 2K Christian pastors, ministry and community leaders, and professionals from around the world gathered in NYC to strategize, network and learn how to better serve their cities and reach people with the Gospel.
The Christian Post
October 12, 2013

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    An Interview with Dr. A.R. Bernard: "I Am Called To City Harvest Church"
A.R. Bernard spoke a series of messages that, though seemingly disparate, strengthened the congregation in a time of trial.
City News
September 27, 2013

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    Dr. A.R. Bernard: A Spirit of Reconciliation
At a Spirit-filled weekend at City Harvest Church, advisory chairman, A.R. Bernard taught the church an important lesson on dealing with offenses.
City News
September 27, 2013

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http://www.cccinfo.org/uploads/harlem-week-influentials.jpg   Harlem Week: The 30 Most Influential Black New Yorkers in 2013
A.R. Bernard was recommended to be one of the most influential Black New Yorkers by a panel consisting of NAACP, Associations of Black Journalists and others.
Daily News
August 6, 2013

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http://www.cccinfo.org/uploads/Leaders-Meeting.jpg                                      Leaders’ Meeting With Dr AR Bernard: Pressing Through One Reality To The Next
A.R. Bernard attended the Leaders’ Meeting at City Harvest Church’s Jurong West building to discuss the need for Christians to be clear about the realities of life and their image of Christ.
City News
May 31, 2013

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                                                      Hundreds Gather in New York City to Honor A.R. Bernard at the Jerusalem Banquet
A gala event gathering influential leaders from both Christian and Jewish communities honored A.R. Bernard for his dedication and service through the establishment of the Israel Experience College Scholarship.
Christian Newswire
May 29, 2013

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http://www.cccinfo.org/uploads/jerusalem-banquet.jpg   Hundreds Gather in New York City to Honor A.R. Bernard at the Jerusalem Banquet
A gala event gathering influential leaders from both Christian and Jewish communities honored A.R. Bernard for his dedication and service through the establishment of the Israel Experience College Scholarship.
The Eagles' Wings Jerusalem Banquet
May 23, 2013

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Year 2012

    Faith, Hurricanes & The US Election: A Conversation With Dr. A. R. Bernard
In the latest interview with City News, Dr. AR Bernard talks about the interesting events of the past two months and how life his organized around purpose.
City News
December 1, 2012

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    Dr. A. R. Bernard: Have Aggressive Faith
The most recent sermon Dr AR Bernard gave to City Harvest Church expounded on the concept of the new birth and established a new perspective of faith.
City News
November 29, 2012

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    Is the Black Vote Really in Play?
A. R. Bernard speaks on the rumors about pastors encouraging their members to no vote for Obama.
The Daily Beast
September 28, 2012

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An Interview With Dr A.R. Bernard
A.R. Bernard speaks to City News about the yoke of Jesus and how he feels about CHC after two years of being chairman of its Advisory Board.
City News
May 13, 2012

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Dr A.R. Bernard: Find Rest In The Knowledge Of God
A.R. Bernard expounds on finding rest in God through the knowledge of Jesus’ yoke and gratitude.
City News
May 12, 2012

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http://www.cccinfo.org/uploads/arb-power-players.jpg    The Powers Of New York
A.R. Bernard, pastor of the 36,000-member Christian Cultural Center in southeast Brooklyn, can identify, it seems, with half the city.
New York Times
May 5, 2012
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9 Habits That Lift The Soul

A.R. Bernard gives powerful tips to breathe new life into your spiritual journey.

Ebony.com (Wellness & Empowerment)

May 2, 2012

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"Leadership Is About Advancing Others.", Says Brooklyn Pastor
A.R. Bernard was in his usual fine form as he launched what could be a new series on leadership.
New York Amsterdam News
March 4, 2012
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Faith, In Numbers
City's mega-sized congregations retain quaint, small church appeal.
New York Daily News
February 8, 2012
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http://www.cccinfo.org/uploads/Kiosks.jpg   Church Websites, Apps For Hymns And iPads In Pews
Kiosks will provide members with a self-service opportunity to do some of the things that they currently do via phone.
New York Daily News
February 8, 2012
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Brooklyn Christian Leader Calls for Celebration Of Shared Beliefs At Cathedral Service
A.R. Bernard delivered the sermon at an ecumenical prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral where the theme was, “We will all be changed by the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Catholic New York
January 26, 2012

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Year 2011
   
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A.R. Bernard: Sanctifying Customer Service
A.R. Bernard established an institution and has unabashedly adopted corporate business models to make it grow.
Urban Faith
October 7, 2011

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Entering Into A New Season
A.R. Bernard expounds and expands on the Cultural Mandate and its relevance to believers’ everyday lives.  
City News
September 4, 2011

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Pearls Of Great Price
A.R. Bernard exhorts believers to realize that like the oyster, we can turn the negatives in life into a beautiful pearl.
City News
July 5, 2011
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15 Minutes With A.R. Bernard
Learn about some of the key projects that are underway at CCC.
City News 
July 5, 2011

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A.R. Bernard Named 2nd Most Influential New Yorker
Many esteemed New Yorkers were celebrated for their excellence.
City News 
February 26, 2011
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Easing Quake's Pain By Aiding Town; Personal Aftershocks Continue Even A Year Later
CCC supported the "Hope and a Future: Benefit Concert for Haiti" organized by C2C.
Daily News
January 9, 2011

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Year 2010
     
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BeBe Winans To Become Executive Music Director For A.R. Bernard And The Christian Cultural Center
BeBe Winans, a father, singer, radio host and celebrity judge on BET's Sunday's Best, has added Executive Music Director of Christian Cultural Center as his latest title.
Black Christian Internet Newspaper
December 26, 2010
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A.R. Bernard: The True Meaning Of Loyalty
The staff and leaders of City Harvest Church receive a word in season.
City News
September 14, 2010

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Bringing Biblical Truths Down To Earth
Fun and interesting questions are answered about CCC.
Daily News
July 18, 2010

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A.R. Bernard: Your Core Values Determine Your Life's Priorities
City Harvest Church is challenged to keep its purpose on track with the Word of God.
City News
July 10, 2010

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Talk At Black Churches: Some Blame Race For Gov. Paterson's Downfall, And Some Blame Paterson
A brief discussion as to whether blacks are criticized more by the media.
Daily News
February 28, 2010

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Year 2009
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A.R. Bernard At Heart Of God Church
HOG church members are taught that not only is Jesus one with us but that we need to be one with God.
City News 
September 18, 2009

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Dr. A.R. Bernard: A Godly Character For Leadership
Seminar attendees at the Leadership Conference are taught that to have the character of God is to practice a life of personal consecration.
City News
August 26, 2009

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A.R. Bernard Proclaims Kristos Kai Kosmos In Asia
Churches throughout Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Malaysia were enlightened about the primary roles of the church in society.
City News 
July 30, 2009

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Friends and Family Gather At Funeral For Queens Soldier Killed In Afghanistan
Funeral Services were held for 21-year old Roberto Hernandez at CCC.
Daily News
June 12, 2009

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Big Pulpit
See a glimpse of the life of A.R. Bernard.
The New York Times
May 24, 2009

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Louvinia G. Pointer, Star And Educator, Dies At Age Of 92
The life of a talented and giving woman is remembered.
NY Daily News
February 25, 2009
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Year 2008
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Asia Conference Inaugural Asia Conference A Triumph
Singapore was home to the largest Christian conference worldwide in 2008 where the theme was “Cultural Mandate.”
City News 
December 30, 2008

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Best Of Brooklyn Holiday Celebration At CCC
More than 150 volunteers blessed over 3,000 children with gifts, entertainment and love.
Spring Creek Sun
December 18, 2008
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Bad Times Draw Bigger Crowds To Churches
During tough financial times, more people are seeking spiritual answers and the evangelical church is experiencing the largest increase in attendance.
The New York Times
December 13, 2008

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Asia Conference Session 10: The Perfect Finale To Asia Conference
The conference was described as five Spirit-drenched, Bible-filled, tear-soaked days that ended in spiritual unity with hearts and heads sharing the same understanding and faith for the Cultural Mandate.
City News 
November 29, 2008
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Asia Conference Culture - The Church's Greatest Competitor
It is culture, not the devil, that is the biggest competitor for our hearts and souls so we need to keep the right values.
City News 
November 24, 2008

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The Rev. A.R. Bernard - 25 New Influentials
A.R. Bernard is listed among the top 25 celebrated people who have risen to power in recent years and are now in positions that allow them to have a significant impact on New Yorkers' lives.
Crain's New York Business
September 28, 2008

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Starrett Hopes Bids Hit $1B
There are four bidders vying for Starrett City that include non-profits teamed with developers and financial backers.
New York Post
August 27, 2008

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A.R. Bernard, Senior Pastor, Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY
Hear about A.R. Bernard’s thoughts on church, politics and his personal achievements.
Church Executive Magazine
June 1, 2008

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2008 KICKIN' IT
The 9th Annual Ebony Magazine celebrates the creme de la creme of outstanding women at an awards luncheon that included Elder Karen Bernard as an honoree.
New York Beacon
May 15, 2008

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Bid To Buy Starrett City
A coalition, spearheaded by the Central Labor Council, Christian Cultural Center and the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, wants to buy Brooklyn's Starrett City.
New York Post
March 10, 2008

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Interview: Reverend A.R. Bernard, Senior Pastor And CEO Of The Christian Cultural Center
Learn more about the accomplishments of A.R. Bernard as well as his thoughts on politics and insights about life.
Blog Critics Culture
March 2, 2008

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Christmas In New York
CCC partners with the American Bible Society to celebrate the birth of Christ with A-list entertainers and a special presentation to Common Ground and the Bowery Mission.
The Positive Community
January 5, 2008

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Year 2007
   
http://www.cccinfo.org/uploads/arb-aspiring-buyer.jpg    Aspiring Buyer Of Starrett City Is Back Onstage
Successful real estate development requires one to foster relationships with political, civic and advocacy groups.
The New York Times 
April 6, 2007 

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http://www.cccinfo.org/uploads/arb-biography-ministries.jpg    A.R. Bernard Ministries
Read the profiles of today’s famous Christians, including A.R. Bernard.
Biography Ministries
March 1, 2007

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Year 2006
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The Most Influential People In Religion
A.R. Bernard is listed as one of the more influential people in religion.
New York Magazine
May 7, 2006

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Year 2005
   
I Thank God For N.Y. City; Billy's Last Crusade
Graham said he was returning to fulfill his desire to come back to NYC, where local Christian leaders told him the city was more open to a spiritual message after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
New York Post
June 22, 2005

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In New York, Billy Graham Will Find An Evangelical Force
The evangelical community in New York is expanding across race and class.
The New York Times
June 21, 2005

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Year 2004

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The Political Conversion Of New York's Evangelicals
While Hispanics and African Americans in New York City have traditionally voted Democratic, those who attend evangelical churches may feel a different pull.
The New York Times
November 14, 2004

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Canarsie Faithful Raise 50G For Haiti
As responsible believers, CCC members felt compelled to help those in need so they donated funds to assist the communities of Mapou and Fonds Verrettes.
NY Daily News
August 4, 2004
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