Pastor Jamal Bryant "Bryant has become one of the Nations most intriguing Christian figures" Gospel Today Magazine January 2006 Radical, Revolutionary, Innovative, Anointed, and Cutting Edge are some of the words often used to describe Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant. This ministry driven vanguard has inspired thousands of believers around the nation. He has an unprecedented prophetic mantle that distinguishes him as a remarkable visionary who has made a powerful impact in the Christian Arena. Stepping out on faith, with the support of 43 people who believed that God was going to do the unexpected, Dr. Bryant founded The Empowerment Temple. The first service was held on Easter Sunday, April 22, 2000, in a Baltimore City banquet hall. In just seven short years, God has directed the paths of over 10,000 members to Empowerment Temple, the fastest growing church in the A.M.E. denomination. 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. Today, his ecumenical messages have been heard on the far shores of South Africa, Belgium, England, and India. His contributions have been highlighted in numerous publications, including Ebony Magazine, Hope Today Magazine, Gospel Today Magazine, Emerge, Sister To Sister, USA Today, and The Source. In addition to his many prestigious highlights, Dr. Bryant has appeared on BET's Meet the Faith, CNN, C-Span, and Politically Incorrect. He also served as a panelist on the National town hall meeting entitled, "The State of Black America", and "The State of the Black Church", hosted by renowned author and talk show personality 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 to mention 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 he received his Doctor of Ministry Degree. 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 a devoted father to his precious little ladies. No matter how he is described, Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant is "Empowering the World through the Word."
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