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Radical, Revolutionary, Innovative, Anointed, and Cutting Edge are some of the words often used to describe Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant. Stepping out on faith, with the support of 43 people who believed and met in his home for bible study, Dr. Bryant founded The Empowerment Temple. The first service was held on Easter Sunday, April 22, 2000, in a Baltimore City banquet hall. He prayed that God would send someone. In just four years, God directed the path of over 6,000 members to Empowerment Temple, the fastest growing church in the A.M.E. denomination. Today Empowerment Temple's membership exceeds 11,000 members.
Dr. Bryant is a pastor with a global mission, which is to "Empower the World through the Word." He believes that the body of Christ should be empowered in every area of life. His preaching and teaching focuses on empowering believers spiritually, developing them educationally, exposing them culturally, activating them politically and strengthening them economically.
Prior to his role as pastor, Dr. Bryant served as the director of the NAACP's youth and college division. A dynamic motivational speaker, he was responsible for over 650 youth councils and college chapters, representing over 68,000 young people in the United States, Germany and Japan. During his tenure, he held the "Stop The Violence, Start The Love Crusade", and organized the HBCU speaking tour, "Youth At Risk." His contributions have been highlighted in numerous publications, including Emerge, Sister To Sister, USA Today, and The Source. Dr. Bryant has appeared on BET, CNN, C-Span, and Politically Incorrect. He also served as a panelist on the national town hall meeting, "The State of Black America", and "The State of the Black Church", hosted by Tavis Smiley. According to Ebony Magazine, he is one of America's future leaders.
While Dr. Bryant has distinguished himself and attained great accomplishments, it is noteworthy that he failed the 11th grade and dropped out of high school. However, he later obtained a GED certificate and went on to further his education. He received a bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Studies, from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned a master of divinity degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. In 2005 Pastor Bryant received his Doctorate of Theology from Oxford University in Great Britain.
With a mission to "Empower the World through the Word", the "Power for Life" broadcast is heard weekly across the United States, the Caribbean, England and throughout the continent of Africa. In 2003, The Empowerment Academy, an elementary school for grades Pre-K through 2nd, and The Empowerment Temple Family Life Center opened its doors to serve the community. The church has also registered more voters than any other church in Baltimore City.
After three years of worshiping in several locations, a banquet hall, a college campus and a high school auditorium, on February 15, 2004, the Empowerment temple congregation triumphantly marched into its new 2,000 seat sanctuary located in Baltimore City. In spite of the awesome anointing on his life, Dr. Bryant is still modest enough to "keep it real." His humility allows him to connect with those from age seven to seventy.
He is the proud husband of First Lady Gizelle Bryant, and a devoted father to his precious little ladies, Topaz, Grace, and twins Angel and Adore. No matter how he is described, Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant is "Empowering the World through the Word."
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