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Pastor Kerwin L. Manning 

Senior Pastor and Head Coach Kerwin L. Manning is known as a man dedicated to whole-hearted worship and spirit-driven leadership. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, he received Christ at age 16 and accepted his call to ministry a few years later. After graduating from Anderson University with a Bachelors degree in Religious Studies, Pastor Kerwin returned to Toledo to begin full-time ministry at his home church, First Church of God. Pastor Kerwin served for more than 7 years in various leadership roles, such as: Elder, Senior Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, Minister of Music, Covering Pastor of Small Groups, Bible Study Teacher, Evangelism Leader and Follow-Up Leader. In addition, Pastor Kerwin served more than 3 years as Youth Pastor of Celebration Church (formerly Long Reach Church of God) in Columbia, Maryland. Through these various pastoral and oversight roles, he gained a wealth of experience and knowledge of spiritual leadership in the church.


Pastor Kerwin has been a sought after youth and young adult minister, speaking to thousands across this country. He has served a four-year term as President of the National Inspirational Youth Convention (6,000 delegates) and he continues to minister at college campuses throughout the Southern California region. His personable and humorous style, along with his modern day examples and creative illustrations, make his oral presentation powerful and effective to hearers of all cultures and generations.