“The Patriot Pastor” Garrett Lear
The Heroes of American Liberty
Garrett Lear, a native New Englander born in 1948 is known across the
nation as “The Patriot Pastor” because of his expertise and
extensive knowledge of the founding of America, his deep and abiding
love for the original intent of The Founding Fathers and his
understanding of The New Testament Church. He has 400 years of ancestry
in New England America, a Mayflower descendant and also an Arabella descendent with John Winthrop.
He is also a member of the National Society Sons of
The American Revolution and is a member of several historical
As a pastor in the great tradition of the colonial Black Robed Regiment, his ministry has an extensive archive of American Christian history. As a recipient of many patriotic awards, he has been in continuous ministry since 1974, having preached God’s Word throughout the 50 states of America, Canada and Eastern Europe. With his commanding 6’7” stature, Pastor Lear continues to stand boldly in defense of Biblical truth amidst the current cultural and spiritual malaise. With his deep love for the Lord, he teaches, instructs and counsels all to follow in the royal path of Christ. He is known to be a great encourager of victorious Christian living in all circumstances.
Pastor Lear has been a denominational leader, local pastor, evangelist, prison chaplain, prayer intercessor and local leader of many national ministries. He has been privileged to be a Bible college teacher, Gospel singer, worship leader, revival and conference speaker. He is a spiritual elder and mentor, often called upon to provide counsel and guidance to church, government and business leaders across the country. As a man’s man, Pastor Garrett has been particularly appreciated in leading men’s ministries, as “iron sharpeneth iron”.
In 1980, Pastor Lear founded the The Well of Living Water Christian Ministries based on John 4, after a lengthy time of fasting and prayer. Due to the demand for his preaching and extensive knowledge of America’s Christian History, Pastor Lear expanded his ministry into the public media. Over the years, he has been a popular radio and television guest including such national programs as The 700 Club. He has hosted his own radio broadcast “Water From The Well” and owns several Internet websites that are widely visited. Being led by the Holy Spirit, his practical application of Biblical principles are seasoned with many years of living by faith and the testimonies of The Lord’s miraculous answers to prayer.
In terms of taking a stand in the public square, Pastor Lear has often spoken at the NH legislature in favor of laws favorable to home schooling and Christian schools. He has openly challenged Christians all over America to withdraw their children from the government schools and instruct them in a Christian Biblical world view. Pastor Lear has prayed at every State Capital for revival and restoration of the Christian faith in America. He has been one of the most outspoken clergymen in the nation in defending innocent human life, traditional marriage, and the original intent of the US Constitution for limited government. As a leader of the Black Robed Regiment, he has encouraged clergy to fearlessly engage these issues in the public square without fear of reprisal.
Pastor Lear has four children, numerous foster children, four grandchildren and many spiritual sons and daughters in The Lord. Pastor’s home and ministry are based in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire where Garrett enjoys many outdoor activities and supports local organic farming for healthy living. He is the Chaplain for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution's New Hampshire and Massachusetts chapters and various veterans organizations.
He is a member of the American Legion.
He is also a proud member of the Bunker Hill Monument Association. In 1823, a group of prominent citizens formed the association to construct a more permanent and significant monument to commemorate the famous battle.
About Pastor Lear
The Patriot Pastor considered by some to be an icon of history
On November 7, 2015 AD ... The Patriot Pastor was awarded the highest award for exceptional services to The New Hampshire Society National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The award was presented at The Derryfield Country Club in Manchester NH at the annual Veterans' Day outreach banquet sponsored by the joined efforts of The Sons (SAR), Daughters (DAR) & Children (CAR) of The American Revolution. Accompanied by his wife Kathi, Lear was totally surprised and very thankful giving the glory to Christ his Savior for the honor he received.
On Patriots Day weekend in April 2014 Pastor Garrett Lear was awarded the Meritorious Service Award and the Silver Good Citizenship Award by the The Massachusetts Society Sons Of The American Revolution
NH Right To Life
Thank you so much for being a witness at our March for Life. You do so much for Life and Liberty and I thank you for your efforts! NH is a better state having you as her citizen.
Larry & Deb King, IL
"As always it's such a pleasure to have you return to the Lighthouse. We enjoy the messages you deliver and the fellowship. The Lord has truly blessed you with a wonderful gift. We are so blessed to have men of God such as yourself in our lives to help us learn and understand God's Word."
On October 20th 2012 AD, Patriot Pastor Garrett Lear was awarded the Bronze Good Citizenship Award (a certificate & medal) by The National Society Sons of The American Revolution "in recognition of notable services in behalf of our American principles". The award ceremony was held at The National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. and attended by noted dignitaries.
Jerry Bergvin, NH State Representative (9/21/2012) -
"I cannot put in just words alone the thanks I give Jesus for you. You have the words to move and inspire people. Thank you Garrett for your perfect words at the Hearing."
Crew of the Bethany Family Camp (8/18-19/2012)
"Can't thank you enough!! It was a very impactful weekend. I'm sure the ripple will be great!!"
Nancy Carr, Community Organizer in Lincoln, NE (7/4/2012) -
"Thank you so much for coming to speak to us at our "Celebrate America" celebration. Your speech was very inspirational and just what we, and all America, need to hear."
Frederick Harvey -
"Garrett Lear is native New Englander, and a very well versed man. He knows the founding documents and the story of our country backwards and forwards. As he stood there it was like being back in school. One could not hope to find a better teacher. He was dressed in his Patriot Pastor outfit, very imposing and impressive, and for a moment you almost feel like you are being transported back to the original days of the founding when you listen. He answers all questions with facts and references you can check out."
Michael Wernette -
"I wanted to let you know what an object lesson your personal ministry has been in my life.
I have often had a difficult time feeling comfortable witnessing for Christ and the Word of God. As a follower of Jesus Christ I had the desire to share His teachings, yet "witnessing" often seemed forced and unnatural for me. Having had a number of opportunities to hear you speak and to watch how naturally you witness for Christ in your normal activities and interactions with others has been a wonderful example for me. As we have increasingly incorporated a Biblical world-view into our own lives, and have had the opportunity to observe how naturally you bring God's objective truth to every aspect of daily life, we now find it almost impossible not to share God's truth during routine interpersonal interactions. You have been a tremendous blessing to me and my family. Thank you for all you do in Christ's name."
Concerned Women for New Hampshire -
"What a blessing to have you on the webinar! It is very powerful!"
William J. Federer author, lecturer, historian and president of with Amerisearch Publishing, Inc. -
"You are a great American and always a great encouragement to me! God bless you!!!"