Bert Lloyd is senior Pastor of Bread of Life church, which he founded in 1993 and has served since. His passion is to preach Christ crucified and His glorious Resurrection.
Born and raised in Altoona, Pa. he received a B.S. in Business Administration from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa. After graduating he began singing and performing, landing a recurring role on “The Mr. Rogers Show” as the character “Mr. Allmine” and also performed off –Broadway.
Soon after, he moved to New York City with his singing partner, Marty Goetz hoping to launch a career in show business. They got an agent within their first week in there and found themselves performing at hotels and resorts in the Catsill Mountains, where they were voted “Best New Act” of the summer. After a few years the “Bert & Marty” act disbanded and Bert began a solo act, performing on cruise ships and resorts throughout the U.S. and internationally in such locations as Spain, Japan, and the Caribbean.
During his performing years Bert started to read the Bible and enthusiastically dedicated his life to the Lord. He began attending Rock Church in Manhattan, where he met his wife Lilian. Speaking and singing engagements in churches followed as he made the shift from entertainer to evangelist.
He was a guest host and singer on the local Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) network for several years and also began to study for his credentials with the Assemblies of God, becoming ordained in 1988. He spent a few years traveling the Northeast as an evangelist until he felt God’s call to plant Bread of Life.
He and Lilian have two grown sons – Eric, married to Nidya, parents of their two precious grandchildren, Wesley and Elyse; and Michael, who is married to Kayla. They are all involved in the ministry of the church.