Dr. I.V. Hilliard is the Senior Pastor of New Light Christian Center Church, a church of multiple locations in Texas.
Dr. Hilliard founded New Light Christian Center Church in 1984 with 23 members, over the years the church has grown to over
22,000 in 5 locations. Dr. Hilliard is a highly sought after speaker and author. He is the author of many books including
best seller "Mental Toughness For Success". He has a daily television outreach that airs daily locally in Houston and
nationally on The WORD Network called "Changing Lives Through Faith". New Light Church has 3 Locations in Houston. The
church's East Location is the former home of Lakewood Church, the 215,000 square foot, 8,000 seat facility. This year, Dr.
Hilliard has plans to open a vocational bible school called "The Hilliard Vocational Institute". The church's North
Location is an 84,000 square foot, 5,000 seat facility, which includes a family life center on the property, a "SafePlaza"
facility (the church's old building before the 5,000 seater) which has a coffee shop, pizza place, and many other amenities,
that location also has the church's headquarter offices, all for a grand total of 500,000 square feet. The church's South
Location still has SafePlaza as its home, and also has a family life center and offices. The church has other locations
in Austin & Beaumont with extension pastors, which attract about 1,000 members each. Dr. Hilliard is married to
Dr. Bridget E. Hilliard and they have three daughters who all work in ministry with them. Dr. Hilliard and his wife have been
called materialistic, and teach a false gospel. They are very open about their large mansion in Spring, TX and their Rolls
Royces, Bentleys, private jets, helicopters, and more. Dr. Hilliard is founder of AIM (Association of Independent Ministries)
which is a fellowship for pastors and spouses, and ministry leaders. The fellowship holds an annual conference which attracts
over 700 churches annually. Records of the church's annual income are not out, but estimations are in the high millions,
and The Hilliards' salary, decided by a weekly offering from church members makes them sure multi-millionaires.
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