Church has always been an integral part of Lee Brewer’s life. Being raised in the home of a Baptist minister, he was at church at least 3 times a week and then on Sunday too. So it’s not surprising that by the time he was a sophomore in high school, he knew he was being called into the ministry. A youth mission trip to New Mexico simply confirmed his decision and served to give him a strong sense of direction for his life’s calling.
Upon graduation, he attended Baylor University where he graduated with an English degree and a plan to head to seminary. In Waco, he began his work as a pastor in local churches.
Southwest Theological Seminary in Fort Worth was his next stop where he received his Master of Divinity in Theology and continued working toward and completing his PhD in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. He taught Systematic Theology for ten years at Southwest Theological Seminary while also pastoring a non-denominational church in Houston on the weekends.
Following his years as a teacher, he decided to become a full-time pastor and served a variety of congregations in Texas. He then had an opportunity to move to Maryland to become the pastor for First Baptist Church in Bethesda.
It was during these years in Bethesda that Lee began to consider becoming a pastor in the United Methodist Church. “I was drawn to Wesleyan theology, and I appreciated the social concerns of the Methodist Church and the sense of community among the pastors.”
So, the teacher became a student once again and took the necessary courses to fulfill requirements for becoming a Methodist pastor. After serving additional churches in Maryland, the desire to return to Texas could no longer be ignored, so he came back to his home state to be closer to family.
He is excited to be at The Woodlands UMC and sees many opportunities for ministry in this community. He enjoys teaching theology and has a passion for being part of the pastoral care team in the church. He feels that above all, you have to care about people.
“If you can’t take what is said on Sunday and carry it over during the week, you have a big disconnect. You have to take what you teach and carry it out in your day-to-day life.”
Lee is married to Cheryl and has a son, Shawn and a daughter, Kelly. Moving to this area also brought him closer to his parents who live in Tomball. Lee and Cheryl enjoy spending time with their grandchildren who keep them young and busy.