About Us -
Our Pastor &
Bishop Bright, Sr. Pastor
Bishop Alexander Crawford Bright, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Disciples for Christ Church of God, located in Hammonton, New Jersey. Bishop Bright was born unto Wanda M. Bright and Jeffrey E. Carr in Philadelphia, Pa. His mother named him after her grandfather, the late Bishop Crawford F. Bright of the Church of God. Bishop Bright is married to the beautiful Pastor Elizabeth and the father of six children.
Bishop Bright attended Philadelphia Christian Academy and graduated from St. Ignatius. He also attended Roman Catholic and graduated from Camden High school in New Jersey. Bishop Bright furthered his education when he graduated from Rowan University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a concentration in Secondary Education. He is also a graduate of P&B Cosmetology School. Bishop Bright takes pride in learning and being a DISCIPLE FOR CHRIST.
Although he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at an early age, he became very active in the church in 2004 when he was baptized in the Holy Spirit. He became an Associate Minister, President of Men’s Fellowship, and a Sunday School Teacher at Gates of Praise Church of God under the Pastoral Leadership of Dr. E. Ruth Adams. He also ministered regularly with the Evangelism Outreach Team on the streets of Camden and in various nursing homes.
On August 31, 2008, Bishop Bright planted and became the Senior Pastor of Disciples for Christ Church of God. Until January 31, 2010, the church was situated in the home of Bishop Bright and moved to a store front in Sicklerville, New Jersey. The church is now located at 733 9th Street in Hammonton, New Jersey (formerly Hammonton Church of God).
God prepared Bishop Bright for ministry through his life experiences and the Church of God School of Ministry. He successfully completed Calling and Ministry Studies (CAMS), graduated from Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) and completed his credentials with an Exhorter, Ordain Minister and Ordain Bishop licenses under Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee.