Pastor Bridget Hilliard
Bridget E. Hilliard was born the third child to the late O.C. and Jewell Harrison of Houston, Texas on March 12, 1956. On October 4, 1975, Bridget married Ira Van Hilliard. This dynamic couple co-founded New Light Christian Center Church (NLCCC) in September 1984 and the church was 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 over 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 and she became 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 “The 30th Anniversary Edition of My Thoughts on Victorious Confessions” continues to encourage readers to put pressure on their mouths to speak God’s Word in every situation and win in life!
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.