Rev. Robert E. (Bob) Lewis, Pastor of Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church – Barnegat, is a longtime resident of New Jersey . Born in Trenton, he has lived in New Brunswick, Fairview, Woodbridge, North Bergen, Atlantic City, Madison, Point Pleasant, Island Heights and now Barnegat.
Rev. Bob’s university, theological, and graduate studies were pursued at Rutgers University , Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, Drew University Graduate School and New York University Graduate School. He holds BA, BD and Th.D degrees.
He is married to Teresa Gray Lewis and is the father of four adult children: Timothy (Carlsbad, California), Cynthia (La Conner, Washington), Dorothea (Allentown, New Jersey), and Benjamin (San Diego, California). Bob has three grandchildren: Olivia, Ruby and Jackson.
He has traveled extensively: Russia, Italy, France, United Kingdom, etc. and has ministered to churches in the USA and Canada.
Bob has taught, preached, or been invited as guest lecturer to the United Nations in NYC, Rowan College – Glassboro, Princeton University Graduate School, Drew University – Madison, NJ, the Lawrenceville School, Johnson and Johnson Corporate Headquarters, several Rotary Clubs, the International Studies Association – Anaheim, California and more.
He has co-founded an elementary school, established several prison ministries, co-founded inner-city ministries in Trenton, Newark, Elizabeth and Atlantic City and developed public leadership development dialogues for corporate leaders and other professionals.
He plays and sings with guitar ~ often before or during worship services in our church. He has written spiritual, personal and humorous songs for Church, Sunday school, family and friends.
His sporting activities include New York City Marathon running, annual backpacking in the High Sierra’s of Central California, hiking the Appalachian Trail and long distance bike touring.