ABOUT OUR PASTORS
Pastor Brian Hamilton-Grein
Being raised in an alcoholic and abusive family, Brian knows firsthand the struggles of forgiveness, brokeness, and dealing with rejection. After his father leaving him at age 7 and the death of his biological mother from alcohol abuse when he was only 15 years of age, Brian experienced the power of adoption spoken of in Ephesians 1:5.
On June 18, 1988, singer, songwriter, and minister Janny Grein, along with her husband Bill adopted Brian at the age of 16. Recognizing the call of God on Brian’s life, Bill and Janny began to pour 20 years of ministry into him. By the time Brian reached 19 years of age, he had traveled to seven European Nations and several states throughout America on different mission and ministry trips ministering on the streets and in churches.
Recognizing the call of God upon his own life, Brian laid down his life long desire to play professional baseball to pursue the ministry. After graduating from two different Bible Colleges in the early 90’s, Brian traveled across America ministering to youth and adults before taking his first youth and associate pastorate position in New Jersey. After serving there for 4 years, Brian was joined in marriage to Queenisha in May of 2000.
In the summer of 2001, God birthed in Brian and Queenisha the desire to start a church that would allow the anointing of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God to catapult His people into their purpose and destiny. In November 2001 they relocated to Tampa, and in March 2003 began a wonderful 6 year journey serving a global ministry right here in the bay area. Brian served as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Dean of Two Bible Colleges, and Assistant Administrator before resigning to build their business.
In February 2010, 9 years after God birthed it in their hearts, Brian and Queenisha began to feel a stirring in their heart that 2010 would be the year to launch “Family Harvest Worship Church”, focused on FAMILY, bringing in the HARVEST (souls), becoming true WORSHIPERS.
Brian’s straightforward, non-compromised teaching, accompanied with humor and insight has enabled him to cross denominational barriers and minister the Word of God with effectiveness to all God’s people regardless of age, background, race, economic or social status. Brian and Queenisha have 4 daughters.
Pastor Queenisha Hamilton-Grein
Always loving music as a child, Queenisha became drum major for her HS Band. She accepted Jesus Christ at the age of 16 and began to faithfully attend church with her single mother while assisting with the raising of her two siblings. At 17 years of age, a missionary from India came to her church and prophetically spoke out to her publicly, “you have a song in your heart for the Lord, your singing will heal many”. From that moment Queenisha’s destiny was set in motion.
While pursuing a business degree at an Ivy League College in southern NJ, the call of God began to burn within Queenisha’s heart. During the summer of 1996 with one semester remaining, she committed herself to early morning prayer for the entire summer. One morning while at prayer, God spoke to Queenisha that her husband was right behind her – she turned and saw Brian. On May 13, 2000 Brian and Queenisha were joined together in marriage after serving together in Youth Ministry for approximately two years.
Queenisha served as Praise and Worship leader for the youth department in New Jersey until she and Brian moved to Florida in 2001. In 2003, Brian and Queenisha took a Youth Pastor position in Tampa serving a global ministry. Queenisha served as Youth Praise and Worship leader for 3 years before taking the Praise and Worship leader position at the church. She served as Church Praise and Worship leader until becoming pregnant with their third daughter. Queenisha also taught in two bible colleges emphasizing the importance of personal and corporate worship in every believer’s life. Taking people into God’s presence is at the core of Queenisha’s heart. She is very excited about the opportunity to help Family Harvest Worship Church fulfill its purpose in raising up true Worshipers. She occupies her time outside of FHWC caring for her four precious daughters and husband Brian.