Beacon Light of New Orleans
Bishop Darryl Sylvester Brister was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 26, 1966. He received his license to preach in 1989 and was ordained on May 1, 1992, under the administration of Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. On January 26, 1996, at the age of 29; he was consecrated to the highest position in the church, the office of a “Bishop”. He is the Apostle/Overseer of Beacon Light International Ministries and since July 1993, has been the Senior Pastor and Teacher of Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral New Orleans, where the membership exceeded 7,000 active members before Hurricane Katrina.
During Hurricane Katrina, all of the church buildings in New Orleans were completely destroyed and all of the members of the Beacon Light Family were displaced. Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral New Orleans is once again a thriving ministry in the city of New Orleans, rebuilding one day at a time. Bishop Brister, now has the awesome responsibility to serve as the Senior Pastor and Teacher of both Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral New Orleans and Beacon Light of Houston. He also serves on the Executive Council as the Executive Secretary of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.