Prairie View A&M University welcomes Pastor Bridget E. Hilliard, Thursday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the Opal Johnson-Smith Auditorium (MSC). Pastor Hilliard will serve as the Guest Speaker for the 2015 General Assembly and kick off Black History Month and the President’s Lecture Series.
Pastor Hilliard and her husband Ira Van Hilliard are the co-founders and the CEO and Vice President respectively of New Light Christian Center Church (NLCCC). NLCCC has been honored as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Churches in America.
New Light Christian Center Church has six locations in Texas with over 20,000+ members. The ministry encompasses a nationwide television ministry, an aviation division, a credit union and an early childhood development center. In addition to this, they are the founders of the Association of Independent Ministries (AIM). The AIM fellowship was established to spiritually mentor other pastors and its current membership is 1,000+ churches nationwide.
On January 9, 2011, Pastor Bridget accepted her pre-destined elevation and was promoted to on-site Pastor of NLC Beaumont. For more than two and a half years Pastor Bridget diligently led and taught the people of Beaumont to live out their creative purpose and enjoy a winning lifestyle. On September 29, 2013 Pastor Bridget, passed the torch as the on-site Pastor of NLC Beaumont to become Pastor Emeritus.
Pastor Bridget is the author of many relevant, encouraging and thought provoking books that have truly enhanced each reader’s relationship and walk with God. Her latest book “30 Days Of Winning – A Guide To Winning Everyday” continues to encourage readers to always win!
With over 130 part time and full time employees to assist her, Pastor Bridget is committed to creating and cultivating an authentic church experience that glorifies God and exceeds all expectations. Her unwavering compassion for people along with her faithfulness to build into God’s people, PURPOSE, POWER, and PRAISE will continue yielding great results in the Kingdom of God.
The Hilliard’s have committed to the parental oversight of three lovely daughters: Tina Hilliard-Egans, husband – Terry Egans; Irishea Hilliard; and Preashea Hilliard. The Hilliard’s are also very proud of their four grandchildren: Ira Emanuel, Briona Janae, Ivan Harrison and Jonathan Sean-Michael. All the children and grandchildren have been marked for ministry with all the adult children currently working in full time ministry with their parents.
SOURCE: Prairie View A&M University