Jamal Bryant Biography
Jamal Bryant is an American minister and author. He is the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church which he founded in 2018.
Jamal Bryant Age
Bryant is 52 years old as of 2023. He was born (Jamal Harrison Bryant) on May 21, 1971, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Bryant celebrates his birthday on the 21st of May every year.
Jamal Bryant Height
Bryant stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches.
Jamal Bryant Family
Bryant was born in Boston, Massachusetts to his father John Richard a Bishop, and his mother, Cecelia Bryant (née Williams) a Reverend. He was raised in Baltimore, Maryland where, as a child, he attended his father’s church Bethel A.M.E. Church. Bryant preached his first sermon when he was 18 years old at Bethel titled “No Pain, No Gain. In addition to that, he has a younger sister, Dr. Thelma Bryant-Davis. His grandfather, Harrison Bryant, was also an A.M.E. Bishop.
Jamal Bryant Wife
Bryant was married to Gizelle Bryant. Gizelle is a Hampton alumna and future Real Housewives of Potomac star. They tied the knot in 2002 but unfortunately divorced in 2009. He has a son named John Karston, born in 2016. John is one of Jamal’s children born out of an affair he had with a church member.
Jamal Bryant Children
Bryant is a proud father of six children from different relationships, John, Naomi, Angel, and Adore(twins), Grace, and Topaz.
Jamal Bryant Net Worth
Bryant has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a minister and author.
Jamal Bryant Education
He is a proud graduate of Morehouse College where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science and international studies. Bryant also attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he obtained a master’s of divinity degree. He received his doctorate of ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Bryant is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Jamal Bryant Career
Bryant is the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church located in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. He became the church’s pastor in 2018 after longtime controversial pastor Bishop Eddie L. Long died in 2017. In December 2018, he transitioned from Empowerment Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland to Atlanta, Georgia to pastor New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb County.
In addition to that, he led the funeral for Freddie Gray, 25, who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in 2015 as he was arrested and severely beaten by police. Furthermore, he advocated for social justice issues like the Black Lives Matter movement and finding justice for Breonna Taylor. Bryant wrote on Instagram, “The movement is growing! Not only do we want criminal justice reform but economic equality as well.”
Jamal Bryant New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
Bryant is the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The church started only with 43 members home Bible study group but he has grown New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and impacted millions worldwide as he has ministered in Africa, France, England, India, and Australia.
Members are challenged to live life at the next level through Dr. Bryant’s brilliant illumination of the Word of God and dynamic delivery. His celebrity status also grew as he appeared on “The Real Housewives of Potomac” alongside his ex-wife, Gizelle. Since his installation, the church has grown despite their new pastor’s infidelity, which led to his divorce in 2009.
Long at one time had grown the church to an estimated 25,000 members, but those numbers dwindled after four men who attended the church accused Long of coercing them into sexual relationships. He is the host of the Got Power? television broadcast which is seen in 35 cities in the U.S. and the radio broadcast is currently heard by a half million people across the continent of Africa. His contributions have been highlighted in Ebony, Hope Today, Gospel Today, Emerge, Sister to Sister, USA Today, and The Source.
How Many Kids Does Jamal Bryant Have?
Bryant is a proud father of six children, John, Naomi, Angel, and Adore(twins), Grace, and Topaz. Three daughters he shares with his ex-wife Gizelle, Grace, and twin Adore and Angel. He also has an elder daughter Topaz, 22, and a younger son John Karston, 5.
Jamal Bryant Author
Apart from his ministering career, he is also an author. He has published several books including World War Me: How to Win the War I Lost, World War Me Vol II: I Desire
A Legacy of Choices, and A Legacy of Choices.
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Jamal Bryant AME review after divorce
Officials of the A.M.E. denomination intended, as of February 2008, to enter into discussions regarding Bryant’s leadership, following mutual filings for divorce by Bryant, his spouse, Hampton alumna, and future Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant. However, they said that Bryant did not face a disciplinary trial because no one came forward with a complaint against him. Church officials said that Bryant “was never charged through the church system with anything.” In 2019, the two renewed their relationship and began dating again.