Pastor Larry Brey: Biography, Family Life, Ministry, & Net Worth

Pastor Larry Brey: Biography, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth: Larry Brey, also known as Lawrence Charles Brey, is the campus pastor at Elevation’s University City site. Before entering the ministry, Larry Brey worked as a college professor and director of sports medicine at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.

                  Pastor Larry Brey


Larry Brey was born on June 30, 1970, in North Carolina. He and his four other siblings grew up in North Carolina, and he only has one sister. Both his father and grandpa both served in the military. His grandfather, Grand Pa Gilman, took part in World War 1 while his father was in the Army reserves. His father was an alcoholic, and it affected everyone in the family, therefore he did not grow up in a happy home. Larry had no choice but to look for a way out, and he found one in wrestling.

Larry was a member of the wrestling team as a teenager, and he excelled. Larry’s older brother also wrestled for the team. He wrestled until he injured his elbow in his freshman year of college. That marked the end of his wrestling career. He spent his entire life trying to escape his problems, especially the problems at home, and he turned to alcohol to do so after his wrestling career ended. Unfortunately, he acted more like his father, and he became an alcoholic until he met Christ.

After he graduated from college, he became a college lecturer at Gardner-Webb University, in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. He was also the University’s director of sports medicine.

In 2018, underwent a major back surgery. He suffered from spinal stenosis, a condition where the spinal cord was being compressed by a narrowing of the spinal canal (vertebrae).  It started with Brey losing feeling and began losing muscle control in both legs and ultimately and to undergo surgery  otherwise he would have been confined to a wheel chair.

Family Life 

Pastor Brey is married to Janet Brey. The pair got married on October 28, 2001, and their marriage has been blessed with 4 kids: Corbin, Lenya, Daelyn and Karsyn.

The couple live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pastor Larry Brey: Biography, Family Life, Ministry, Sermons, & Net Worth
         Pastor Larry Brey and Family


Growing up, Pastor Brey attended church only during holy events. His relationship with Jesus became real at 27 and it was during his college when he had followed a friend to Bible study he met Christ.

Larry Brey was a college professor and director of sports medicine at Gardner-Webb University.  He was also a  athletic trainer, but he abandoned all that to join a group of eight families who supported a young, passionate pastor who wanted to change the world. That young pastor is pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church.

Pastor Brey, as one of the founding members of Elevation Church, was the one who took the attendance on the first Sunday/service. At first he was the assimilation pastor, but he had to pick on every other role.

Today, he is currently the campus pastor of Elevation Church University Location, a position he has held for the last 15 years. The campus records about 12,000 members’ attendance every week.

Wedding Picture of Pastor Larry Brey and his wife Janet

Sermons 2023

Here is a list of some of Pastor Brey’s life changing sermons:

  1. Between Two Extremes
  2. It’s Your Time
  3. The Other Side of promise
  4. Give Me A Sign
  5. Don’t Settle For Ordinary
  6. Fill In The Gap
  7. The Word On The Street
  8. Heavy Handed
  9. Let’s Face It
  10. One Day

You can get more of Pastor Brey’s sermon on the Elevation Church YouTube Channel.

Net Worth

We cannot estimate the net worth of Pastor Larry Brey. However, his major source of income is from his pastoral work.

Social Media

You can follow Pastor Larry Brey on the following Social media platforms:

Instagram: @lbrey

Twitter: @LBrey

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