Rev. Dr. Rob Reimer was the Founding and Lead Pastor of South Shore Community Church, a church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Brockton, Massachusetts until June of 2017 when he followed the call of God to become a full time professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in New York. Under Rob’s leadership, what began as a small group of eight believers mobilized on a mission to start a new church, resulting in hundreds of people coming to faith in Christ. Many of the examples and stories from his books come from the lessons learned from planting and leading a church in New England—one of the most unchurched regions in the nation. 

Rob is also an accomplished author. His books, Soul Care, Deep Faith, River Dwellers, and Pathways to the King  have been sold worldwide.

A gifted preacher and communicator, Rob preached weekly at South Shore Community Church and is a sought-after speaker. He regularly speaks at conferences, leadership retreats, mission fields, churches, and seminaries in the United States and abroad. His sermons are posted online and are accessed by people around the world. 

Rob is also an experienced teacher. He is an Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) in Nyack, NY, where he teaches Soul Care at the Doctoral level and has taught various classes at the Masters level, including Personal, Professional and Theological Foundations for Ministry; Evangelism; Mentoring; Pastoral Methods; Soul Care; Proclamation & Communication; Spiritual Leadership; Power Encounter; and Intimacy & Authority.  

Rob was Ordained as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the Christian and Missionary Alliance in 1993. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from King’s College, a Master’s of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate in Preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 

Rob and his wife, Jen, live in the Nyack, NY area with their four children, Danielle, Courtney, Darcy, and Craig.


The following are Rob's friends, partners, and recommended ministries. 

South Shore Community Church
A church influencing people to know and be like Jesus in Brockton, MA. 

Alliance Theological Seminary
The official seminary of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Nyack, NY. 

Global Leadership, Inc. 
A nonprofit organization developing and mentoring leaders around the world.