Brian James Mann
My Personal Life
As a dad to three children, one of whom has special needs, my wife and I take much interest in how to disciple our family with various needs, and others, with the grace and love of Jesus Christ. My interests also include homeschooling, fishing, and occasionally following the UNC Tarheels in their March Madness.
My Experience & Education
I’ve served as pastor at Catherine Lake Baptist Church (since Dec 31, 2008). I’ve graciously received a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Masters of Theological Studies Degree from Southwestern. I have experience in pastoral ministry ranging back to the year 2000.
My Philosophy of Ministry
I am in the ministry by the grace of God. All ministry exists for the glory of the triune God. I believe there is a special call to the gospel ministry. I minister to churches because God lovingly called me into the ministry (not only for others, but for my own soul); to pastors because it is biblical and wise to build strong associations and friendships for God’s glory; and to all people because God loves them and desires they would be saved for his glory. My goals for all to whom I minister are to make them like Christ. Humility of self, a high view of God, His Word, prayer and hope through the gospel are important features of ministry to me. Practically speaking, I serve as a pastor to a local church, a president of an association’s ministers’ conference, and a writer. Through my ministry, I would like to bring glory to God with great joy because that is why everything exists.
My Aspiration for Catherine Lake Baptist Church
By God’s grace, building upon our Bible-grounded purpose and covenant, I aspire to lead Catherine Lake Baptist Church to be a church full of Christ-like people who through the authority of His Word prayed and proclaimed become increasingly loving, truthful, willing to suffer, holy, giving & receiving God-centered ministry, evangelistic, and prayerful in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.