Bryant, 46, succeeded Bishop Stephen Davis as senior pastor, who resigned last year. Davis, who pastors a church in Birmingham, succeeded the late Bishop Eddie L. Long.
Bryant, a Morehouse College and Duke University graduate, was previously the pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore. He founded the megachurch and grew it from 49 people to more than 10,000.
“I am beyond humbled that God has ordered my steps that I might serve Him and His people in this phenomenal church.” Bryant, who is also an author and activist, said in a statement. “New Birth’s legacy of excellence is unparalleled, and I believe we’re destined to do even greater works in this community and for the people who deserve hope, inspiration and a ministry of excellence.”