Jamal Bryant

Jamal Bryant

Jamal Bryant

Jamal Bryant, senior pastor at New Birth, is a controversial figure. In 2009 he was convicted and jailed for assaulting his now ex-wife, Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant, whom he was also married to. A new report has resurfaced.


Jamal Harrison Bryant was born on May 21, 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts to John Richard and Cecelia Bryant (née Williams). He has a younger sister. He was raised in Baltimore, Maryland where, as a child, he attended his father's church Bethel A.M.E. Church. He preached his first sermon when he was 18 years old at Bethel titled "No Pain, No Gain." According to the reports, Jamal may have started seeking another relationship after he and Gizelle decided to give their current relationship another chance, as Monique stated in an episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac titled “Reunion Part 1.” Monique even pulled out a binder full of proof, that included screenshots of texts that Jamal may or may not have swapped with another lady, to emphasize her argument.

www.bravotv.com)Though Gizelle had previously rekindled her relationship with her ex-husband, she recently revealed during this season of RHOP that the two of them had gone their separate ways. "Life is like day-to-day right now. It's not good," Gizelle told Candiace Dillard Bassett during the Season 6 premiere, which aired on July 11. "I do feel like it would be nice if somebody lived eight minutes down the road, not eight states away. And like 2020, we only saw each other like once a month," Gizelle later added, in reference to the fact that Jamal currently lives in Georgia. (Source:


But during an episode of Bravo’s Chat Room in December 2020, Gizelle dished on some changes in their relationship. Though she dismissed Samuels’ book of receipts, she claimed the coronavirus pandemic complicated her relationship with Jamal, who was living and preaching at New Birth Missionary Church in the then-COVID hotspot of Georgia. “I’m not reckless with how I handle COVID,” she said at the time. Appearing on The Breakfast Club in May 2021, Gizelle doubled down on her reasoning. “He lives in Atlanta [and] I live in Maryland,” she told host Angela Yee. “With the pandemic, we just realized it’s not the right time.” (She reiterated these sentiments during Season 6 Episode 2.) She also added that she’s single and fully prepared for her own Hot Girl Summer — as well as “spring, winter, and fall.”

Under Dr. Bryant's leadership, his church has expanded into the Empowerment Academy, serving grades pre-K through seven, and the Empowerment Family Life Center. These two institutions serve the community by offering quality education, foreclosure assistance, food and clothing, Christmas gifts, and Single Parents' Wheels car-buying assistance program. The church has pledged thousands of dollars to get guns off the street and to lower the crime rate. (Source: www.amazon.com)




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