formerly Bethany Presbyterian Church
A Non-Denominational Evangelical Church
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Dr. Robin Weinstein, Pastor
"T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...and Grace will lead us home."
Dr. Robin "Rob" B. Weinstein is an ordained minister and a passionate communicator of the hope found only in Jesus Christ. On August 19, 2012, Dr. Weinstein was installed as the Founding and Senior Pastor of Bethany Grace Community Church. Previously he served approximately six years as the Interim Pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Dr. Weinstein is also an educator serving as Chair of the Human Resource Management Program and holding the rank of Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Wilmington University. Additionally, he is an organizational development and human resources consultant.
Dr. Weinstein is a graduate of Bridgeton High School where he served as Student Body President. He attended Eastern University in Saint Davids, PA and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice, Law, and Society. During his time at Eastern University he held a number of leadership roles, including Student Government President in which he spearheaded a campaign to make the university more environmentally friendly by convincing the students and administration to purchase renewable energy. Dr. Weinstein's scholarship and pragmatic activism earned him a number of accolades including: Cum Laude honors, Who’s Who Among College & University Students, Student Body Award, and the Faculty Achievement Award.
Dr. Weinstein is also a graduate of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Theological Studies in Faith and Public Policy. As the first Wilberforce Public Policy Research Scholar at the Sider Center, Robin acted as a principal researcher to revise widely read social justice publications such as Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America.
Dr. Weinstein was licensed to preach at Berean Baptist Temple in Bridgeton, NJ (ABC-USA) and was ordained as a minister of the Gospel at Bethany Grace Community Church, Bridgeton, NJ. He is a member of the International Ministerial Fellowship.
Dr. Weinstein is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and earned his Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Innovation (Organizational Leadership) from Wilmington University. His dissertation was entitled, “A Correlational Study Governmental Leaders’ Faith Development and their Perceived Servant Leader Behavior.”
Dr. Weinstein has taught a variety of courses in the disciplines of public administration, public policy, political science, philosophy, biblical and theological studies, and business. In addition to Wilmington University, he has taught at Eastern University, Cumberland County College, and Salem Community College.
Dr. Weinstein has served as a graduate intern for the United States Senate and a legislative aide for the New Jersey legislature. In 2006, he was hired as the first Human Resources Manager and Public Information for the County of Salem in New Jersey. In 2007, he was appointed Deputy County Administrator & Deputy Clerk of the Board for the County of Salem. In this role he oversaw the Department of Administrative Services, as well as the day to day operations of the County. Dr. Weinstein resigned his appointment in September 2011 to join the faculty of Wilmington University.
Dr. Weinstein's community activities include: Chairman of the Eastern University Academy Charter School Board of Trustees, Member of the New Hope Counseling Ministry Board of Directors, Fundraising Committee Member of the Lourdes Foundation Board for the Lourdes Hospital System, founding board member of the Rivergate Academy Charter School, and a member of the Bridgeton Lunch Rotary Club. He is also an editorial board member for the Journal of Business and Financial Affairs and Journal of Business and Hotel Management. He has served as a Chairman of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Salem County and been a member of the Salem Community College Trustee Search Committee, Salem County Children's Health and Welfare Advisory Council, and the Salem County Tourism Advisory Council. He is also a member of Evangelicals for Social Action, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the National Association of Evangelicals.