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What happened to Jamal Bryant? Pastor and social activist's family and net worth

Tom Costello September 29, 2020
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What happened to Pastor Jamal Bryant? The minister and social activist has recently reappeared in the news cycle, this time for issues surrounding his family. Let’s find out more, including his net worth, family and background.

Who is Pastor Jamal Bryant?

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Dr Jamal Harrison Bryant was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 21 May 1971. He is 49 years old. Bryant’s parents were also in the clergy, with his father a bishop and his mother a reverend.

Bryant studied political science at Morehouse College and has a master’s in divinity from Duke University. He is also the recipient of a PhD in ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation and another one in theology from the University of Oxford.

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Bryant preached his first sermon at Bethel, entitled No Pain, No Gain, when he was 18.

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Pastor Jamal Bryant and the Empowerment Temple

After leaving university, Bryant founded Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore. This quickly grew from a ministry of ten people to a huge church with followers in the thousands. Bryant eventually stood down from Empowerment Temple and joined New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in 2018.

Social justice activism

Bryant is known for his social activism and campaigning in the US. He led the funeral for Freddie Gray, who was killed by police in April 2015. More recently, he has been a prominent campaigner for Black Lives Matter and seeking justice for Breonna Taylor, another victim of police violence.

Bryant was married to Real Housewives Of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant from 2002 to 2009, although since their divorce they have started dating again. The Bryants have three daughters – Angel, Adore and Grace.

Pastor Jamal Bryant’s net worth

Bryant has a net worth estimated at $500,000. He has also authored and co-authored a number of non-fiction books.

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