CBS Evening News features Cathedral International and Perth Amboy Community

CBS Special Correspondent James Brown discovers a church, leader and community working towards creating something better for its people

PERTH AMBOY, NJ – 110 years and going strong? CBS Evening News discovered this to be the case at Cathedral International, the former Historic Second Baptist Church in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. “We continue to tell our story of a handful of African Americans who were not content with worshipping in the basement of First Baptist Church in Perth Amboy,” stated Bishop Donald Hilliard, Senior Pastor at Cathedral Inte

rnational. “They saw something better.” History was initiated by these visionaries who “saw something better” in 1904 but could not have imagined the fruits of their stepping out on faith. 

CBS Special Correspondent James Brown heard about Cathedral International, Bishop Hilliard and the Perth Amboy community. In a CBS Evening News feature, take a look at a church, its leader and community that continues to ignite hearts to reach for something better. “We said yes to the vision generated by God for his people. Today, we are grateful for the opportunity to show vision fulfillment along with the birth of new vision,” stated Bishop Hilliard.

WHAT: CBS Evening News Special Correspondent James Brown Interviews Bishop Hilliard, Cathedral International members and community leaders

WHEN: 6:30pm, Eastern / 5:30pm Central – Thursday, February 26, 2015

About The Cathedral International

Formerly known as the historic Second Baptist Church, Cathedral International celebrated 110 years of ministry three months ago. Under the leadership of Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr., the 5,000-member, multigenerational, multicultural church serves the communities of Perth Amboy, Asbury Park and Plainfield. Bishop Hilliard celebrates 32 years of pastoral leadership at Cathedral International this year. For additional information, log onto