Reverend George Eric Britt, a native of East Orange, NJ, is an itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), and currently serves as the pastor of Mt. Teman AME Church in Elizabeth, NJ. Committed to servant leadership, he is a champion of justice, and church/community partnerships.
Since his appointment to Mt. Teman on June 13, 2015, Reverend Britt has played an integral role in establishing and supporting organizations and initiatives committed to education, emancipation, edification and transformation. And as a result, he helped establish Team Interrupters, Inc., an organization committed to “breaking the cycle of recidivism.” In addition, Reverend Britt has united education advocates committed to ensuring that African American history, contributions and experiences are adequately taught in Elizabeth Public Schools’ classrooms, by championing collaborative initiatives that ensure full implementation of New Jersey’s Amistad law. As a result of the aforementioned and other initiatives, Reverend Britt, is helping Mt. Teman sustain its distinction as a church that is a part of and not apart from the community.
Prior to being appointed pastor of Mt. Teman, Reverend Britt served as pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church in Asbury Park, NJ (2011 – 2015) and St. Thomas AME Church in Newark, NJ (2008 – 2011). During his pastorate at Allen Chapel, he led Allen Chapel through a season of transformation that resulted in Allen Chapel being recognized as a revived church committed to prayer and its community. And as a servant leader in Asbury Park, Reverend Britt served on the leadership team of the Asbury Park Community Action Network (Asbury Park CAN).
While serving as the pastor of St. Thomas AME Church in Newark, NJ, Reverend Britt led St. Thomas in renewing its commitment to the community. Thus, resulting in a diversity of transformative initiatives/ministries and partnerships, including a partnership with the Alexander Street School and expansion of the Ivy Hill/Vailsburg Basketball League. In addition, he expanded the church’s evangelistic outreach via a partnership with Jesus Peace Music, creators of Christ-based Streetball (basketball) Tournaments.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he is a manager in the City of East Orange’s Department of Code Enforcement. And he serves on the board of directors of the New Jersey Human Development Corporation and Team Interrupters, Inc.
Reverend Britt is a graduate of Morehouse College (Bachelor of Arts) in Atlanta, Georgia, and Drew University Theological School (Master of Divinity). While at Drew, he served at The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of NY as an intern in the Supervised Ministry Program. Prior to entering Drew, he worked in the oil industry for 16 years with Texaco Inc. and Shell Oil Company. And throughout his professional career, he has distinguished himself as a leader by serving in a number of roles, including Education Chair of the New York Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.
Recognizing how blessed he is, Reverend Britt cannot stop praising God for allowing him to experience the love of Jesus, and the love of his family, especially his wife, Merlyn Williams-Britt, Esquire.