Bishop B.C. Hibbert, M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D

Bishop Barrington Constantine Hibbert was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. During his early pre-teens he moved to the city of Kingston, and became born-again, and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. His spiritual fervor and potential to make a difference were recognized by the older saints, and as a result he was made a Sunday school teacher at an early age. 

He later migrated to the United States in 1971 where he became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) Inc. in Paterson New Jersey. His zeal for God remained evident as Bishop Hibbert, then known as, “Brother Barry,” became an active worker in the church, holding various offices such as local and international Youth President for a total of 7 years, director of the senior choir, and president of the Building Fund department. During his time at the church in Paterson, Bishop Hibbert traveled to various foreign countries. His foreign missions took him to various parts of India, Nigeria, Liberia, and Hong Kong to preach the word of God. Additionally, Bishop Hibbert has traveled extensively in Canada, England, various parts of the United States, and Trinidad spreading the word of the kingdom of God.  

He was first ordained as an Evangelist in 1978, then an Elder, an Overseer, and finally, a Bishop, an office he presently holds. In addition, Bishop Barrington Hibbert was appointed the general secretary of the Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) international in 2010. In 1999, Bishop Hibbert answered the call of God and started a church in Morristown, NJ, which subsequently moved to Passaic, in which he currently serves as senior Pastor.  

He worked full time for over 30-years in the corporate environment, and currently works as a licensed mental health counselor. He is credentialed to provide Disaster Mental Health Counseling. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Nyack College, 4 Masters degrees, which includes a master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, and a master of divinity in pastoral counseling from Liberty Theological Seminary. Bishop Hibbert has also earned a PhD in theology from Trinity Theological Seminary. In his capacity as a mental health counselor, Bishop Hibbert has spent hundreds of hours of his time providing free counseling to those who cannot afford to pay. Bishop Hibbert is a contributing author in a textbook titled, Stress in the Year 2010 and Beyond, edited by Professor Michael F. Shaughnessy, and more recently, his book titled, Controlling the Thought Life: Renewed Minds Change Lives.

Bishop Hibbert was married to the lovely, and prayerful, Evangelist Erica C. Hibbert, late of West Milford, NJ. The union produced two sons, Barrington Clayon and Triston DiShawn, and five grandchildren. When Evangelist Hibbert was called home to be a partaker of glory, the Lord sent the lovely Evangelist Michelle Patricia Dennis, now Hibbert, in the life of Bishop Hibbert. With this union, not only did Bishop Hibbert gain another loving, prayerful wife, but also a saved daughter, Ronalee Amoi Dennis-Nelson.

Bishop Hibbert is a learned Bible teacher who takes great pleasure in imparting the Scriptures to his congregation and others. But if one should comment on his knowledge of the Scriptures, his response would be that he has a lot more to learn. He is a dynamic preacher who takes the Word of God seriously, relying upon the Holy Ghost for his anointing and delivery. He preaches the core message of salvation to bring believers to Christ. He practices what God demands His servants must do; being instruments to win souls for Christ. He sees himself as one saved by Grace, and incorporates this fact when reaching to the unsaved. His vision for the church extends outside the walls of the building, touching lives that are in dire need of salvation and comfort.  Above all, Bishop Hibbert loves the Lord with all is soul, heart and mind.