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Micah Brewer joined the staff as Music & Worship Assistant in February 2021.
Micah was raised in Albemarle, NC before moving to Social Circle, GA where his father pastored a small church and his mother played the piano.
Music runs deep in Micah’s family. His grandfather, Larry Phillips, served as band director at North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, NC from 1957-1984. Larry and his wife Dot also served as church music directors/musicians for over 50 years in the Huntersville area. Micah’s mother, Ellen, has served as a church music director, private piano teacher, accompanist for the then Oratorio Singers of Charlotte (now Charlotte Master Chorale), and accompanist for various college choirs. Micah began playing piano at the age of 3 and guitar at age 8. He has added various instruments along the way – banjo, flute, and drums to name a few – but will try to learn any instrument he can get his hands on!
In 2016 Micah graduated from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, GA with a B.S. in Music with a concentration in Worship Arts and a primary focus in Classical Guitar (what a mouthful!). Shortly after graduating, he moved to Winston Salem to work for J.W. Pepper, the world’s largest sheet music retail company.
In whatever capacity, Micah’s heart is always called to music ministry. He attends First Alliance Church Winston Salem where he plays guitar and piano and sings on the music team. He also stays involved in the North Carolina music community by serving on the board of the NC chapter of the American Choral Directors Association as well as Heart of the Triad Choral Society, a nonprofit community choir in Kernersville.
When not making music, Micah enjoys cooking/baking, playing tennis, or just sitting down to journal with a scented candle.
Micah’s favorite hymn is “Himself” by A.B. Simpson:
Once it was the blessing, Now it is the Lord;
Once it was the feeling, Now it is His Word.
Once His gifts I wanted, Now the Giver own;
Once I sought for healing, Now Himself alone.
Once ’twas painful trying, Now ’tis perfect trust;
Once a half salvation, Now the uttermost.
Once ’twas ceaseless holding, Now He holds me fast;
Once ’twas constant drifting, Now my anchor’s cast.
Once ’twas busy planning, Now ’tis trustful prayer;
Once ’twas anxious caring, Now He has the care.
Once ’twas what I wanted, Now what Jesus says;
Once ’twas constant asking, Now ’tis ceaseless praise.
Once it was my working, His it hence shall be;
Once I tried to use Him, Now He uses me.
Once the power I wanted, Now the Mighty One;
Once for self I labored, Now for Him alone.
Once I hoped in Jesus, Now I know He’s mine;
Once my lamps were dying, Now they brightly shine.
Once for death I waited, Now His coming hail;
And my hopes are anchored, Safe within the vail.
All in all forever, Jesus will I sing
Everything in Jesus, and Jesus everything.