Dr. Mark Brewer is a third generation Presbyterian minister. He is also a third generation Coloradoan, who totally loves southern California. Dr. Brewer received his undergraduate degree in the Social Sciences from Colorado State University. It was there he met his lovely wife, Carolyn, while she earned her degree as an Occupational Therapist. They were married in 1978. As life would have it, Mark interned from 1978–1980 at Bel Air Presbyterian Church while he began his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological seminary. He would receive his Doctor or Ministry also from Fuller in 1994.
Mark and Carolyn have been privileged to lead four large churches across the country. The Brewers were the organizing pastor of two of these. Rev. Brewer organized Cherry Creek Presbyterian in July of 1980. It grew to over five thousand members in the twelve years they were there. Mark accepted the call as Senior Pastor at Ward Presbyterian Church in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Brewer helped relocate the church to a new 100-acre campus. It was in Detroit that his passion for connecting urban and suburban churches grew. In 1994 Mark returned to Denver Colorado and established Colorado Community Church. This was a multi campus church whose sole vision was to transform the city through ministry partnerships. While at Colorado Community, Mark launched the nationally syndicated radio magazine “A New Day for America.” He also authored his first book “A Walk into the City” which addressed the issues of cross-racial and cross economic relationships. Colorado Community grew to six thousand members.
From 2001-2012, Dr. Brewer was the Senior Pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. While at Bel Air he formed many strategic relationships and developed programs to impact the entertainment industry as well as greater Los Angeles for Christ. During this time, Mark also authored his second book “Spiritual Intelligence” which takes on the tough issues of life Christians address daily.
In 2006, Bel Air Presbyterian Church, guided by Mark’s vision founded the innovative non-profit Imagine LA. Imagine LA’s purpose was to engage and empower faith community members to be part of a lasting solution to family homeless and chronic poverty. One faith community team, one family… a lifetime of change. Imagine LA’s Family Mentorship Program is now helping families across Los Angeles successfully transition from homelessness, chronic poverty and foster care to lives of economic stability, strong loving relationships – where every member of the family is thriving.
In November 2012, Dr. Brewer left Bel Air to start a bold new venture, All Saints Ministry, a worshipping community combined with a school of practical theology. Establishing All Saints is the culmination of over thirty years of hands-on ministry experience partnered with the connections and knowledge Dr. Brewer has gained in working with schools and organizations around the world.
Dr. Brewer has also done formal post-graduate work at St. Andrews in Scotland, Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary, Illif Methodist Theological Seminary, and St. Thomas Catholic Seminary.
Mark and Carolyn have been married since 1978 and have three adult children, Vanessa (married to Scott Golembeski), Paul, and Rachel (married to Matt Seirignano). Mark and Carolyn love anything outdoors, great movies, wonderful food, traveling, being grandparents, and spending time with family.