Pastor Eric Brewer is the Senior Pastor at Rhema Worship Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. He started RWC along with his late wife Holly Brewer as a result of the call of God on their lives in November of 2003 with five members and has touched the lives of thousands over the years since RWC’s inception.
Prior to the planting of RWC, Pastor Brewer served as Staff Pastor of Church Life, Staff Pastor of Youth Development, and Director of the Family Life Center at The Cathedral International (formerly Second Baptist Church), located in Perth Amboy, NJ. In addition, he was the founder of The Cathedral Community After-School and Bible Club Programs that began in the spring of 1995, and The Cathedral Community Summer Program, also known as Nurture. This program attracted and served over 1,000 youths from the inner cities of Perth Amboy and Asbury Park. Simultaneously, he served as the Staff Pastor of Church Life at The Cathedral Assembly by the Shore, located in Asbury Park, NJ.
Pastor Brewer's educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and an earned Masters of Divinity degree concentrating in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He has started working on his Doctorate of Ministry at Drew Theological Seminary concentrating in Courageous Leadership In A Changing Culture.
Under Pastor Brewer’s leadership, RWCI feeds the Bergen County homeless shelter quarterly throughout the year. Another one of Rhema‘s outreach is “Rhema’s Table to Table” which supplies groceries to over 100 families weekly. Also, he has renovated 3 buildings of over 25,000 sqft. of space in which he was recognized by receiving the Nehemiah’s Award by the Association of Independent Ministries in 2014. Pastor Brewer partnered with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department in a gun buy-back program that purchased over 1,300 guns. In 2012, Pastor Brewer led the Hurricane Sandy Recovery “Operation Rescue” in partnership with the Red Cross that disseminated 4 tractor trailers of food, supplies, 10,000 coats, and warm meals to over 2,000 families throughout north Jersey and New York City. Pastor Brewer has participated in a mission trip in Jamaica and was a part of an interfaith delegation to the country of Turkey.
Pastor Brewer is the founder of Kingdom Strategies that help churches to develop strategies for church and spiritual growth. Pastor Brewer enjoys working with people. He is a frequent speaker to various NFL teams including the NY Giants, New England Patriots, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He is a licensed agent with Primerica and helps people develop generational wealth and financial prosperity.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and working around the house. He is a dynamic leader, public speaker, lecturer, teacher, preacher, and life coach that is committed to this generation fulfilling their God-given purpose!
Pastor Brewer is a COVID survivor and widower. Pastor Holly went home to be with the Lord on April 21, 2021 and he is the proud parent of their daughter, Elana Joy.