Bishop IV Hilliard: Biography, Age, Net Worth, Family, Career and Achievements

Bishop IV. Hilliard, also known as Bishop IV Hilliard, is a well-known American pastor and bishop. He founded the New Light Christian Center Church, a large church in Houston, Texas.


Ira V. Hilliard is from Houston, USA. He felt a calling at the age of nine but waited a year before telling his pastor. Bishop Hilliard preached his first sermon at the age of ten on Mother’s Day night.

He is the founder of New Light Christian Center Church, a large church in Houston, Texas. The church, established by Bishop Hilliard and his wife, Pastor Bridget Hilliard, has seen significant growth under their leadership.

In January 2018, after mentoring his daughter for 10 years, Apostle Hilliard appointed Dr. Irishea Hilliard as the Sr. Pastor of New Light Church. After 33 years of founding and pastoring New Light Church, Apostle Hilliard and Pastor Bridget Hilliard are now dedicated to full-time evangelism.


The Bishop was born on the 7th Day of September, 1952.

Family Life

Bishop Hilliard is married to Bridget E. Harrison, and they tied the knot on October 4, 1975. Together, they have built a dynamic ministry recognized globally. They are also the co-founders of the remarkable New Light Christian Center Church.

New Light Christian Center Church

New Light Christian Center Church is a widely recognized mega-church. In September 2007, it received an honor as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Churches in America. The church also operates a nationwide television ministry and Credit Union.

Apostle Hilliard initiated the Church Development Strategies Conference in 1995. This annual event brings pastors and leaders together to learn church strategies, growth, and development principles. Renamed Strategies Conference, it is acknowledged as one of the best conferences of its kind in the country.

In 2001, Apostle Hilliard founded the Association of Independent Ministries (A.I.M.), an organization for pastors. The A.I.M. currently boasts 1,000 pastors and is growing monthly.


Apostle Hilliard became a confirmed Bishop in the Lord’s Church in February 2007. Besides, Bishop Hilliard is an accomplished songwriter, prolific teacher, and brilliant writer. He has received various scholarly honors and authored numerous books covering topics to enhance faith, family, finances, and ministry.

Bishop Hilliard is recognized for his dynamic preaching style and dedication to community outreach and social justice initiatives. His sermons often focus on principles of faith, prosperity, and empowerment. Additionally, he is known for actively participating in philanthropic activities, seeking to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

Net Worth

Bishop Hilliard is said to have an estimated net worth of around $22 million USD.

Social Media

You can find Bishop Hilliard on the following social media platforms:

  1. Facebook: Bishop Hilliard
  2. Instagram: @bishophilliard

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