Dr. Irishea Hilliard
Dr. Irishea Hilliard, is the daughter of Bishop I.V. and Pastor Bridget Hilliard. Born on June 7, 1977 in Houston, Texas, she is definitely wise beyond her years. After attending University of Oklahoma and Sam Houston State University majoring in accounting, Pastor Hilliard decided to stop pursuing her dream for her life, and fulfill her true purpose and join her parents in ministry by carrying out the ministry vision.
Not only is she an awesome mother with two sons, Ivan Harrison and Jonathan Sean-Michael, she is also the Chief Operating Officer of New Light Christian Center Church. In addition to the multiple titles of such as the Overseer of the Children’s Ministry (Dreamers), Youth Ministry & Teen Ministry (OurLife), Dr. Irishea counseled with parents/teens giving them direction in working through challenges. Although Dr. Irishea is over the entire NuGen Ministry her heart was with “OurLife” Youth ministry. Dr. Irishea was given the assignment of Spiritual Encounter. Spiritual Encounter began in 2000, and each year, the growth has been astounding. It is the most incredible move of God to reach this generation in a mighty way. This event was huge; churches from across America make plans each year to make sure their teens are in attendance. Over the years, there have been more than 75,000 who have attended, and thousands of lives have been transformed. In 2011, she passed the baton of this great conference to her sister, but will continue to give oversight and input.
Dr. Irishea was the on-site Pastor of the West Location until November of 2017: where the worship style was a radical approach versus the traditional style of worship. Dr. Irishea Hilliard received her Doctorate in Urban Youth Ministry due to the tireless hours she spends counseling and educating youth around the world.
In 2013, she put her pen to paper and wrote a portion of her testimony in ‘Table for One’.
God has abundantly blessed Dr. Irishea with “Double Grace”, in an incredible way. She has the anointing of her father and the power of her mother; blended together, she is a gift to the body of Christ. Dr. Irishea is leading this new generation into the future with the Word of God. Dr. Irishea Hilliard, “A Woman of Purpose Fulfilling Gods Plan for Her Life”.
Dr. Irishea has assisted the Houston Fire Department with the annual toy drive that assist over thousands of families with toys for the holidays, and during the devastation of Harvey, she opened 5 distribution centers in the North, South, West, East Houston, and in Beaumont Texas.
Dr. Irishea Hilliard is the Senior Pastor of New Light Church, and will be officially installed on February 23, 2018.