Pastor Kimberly Mann
Mrs. KIMBERLY MANN originally hails from the state of Maryland and is the only daughter of Elaine Pearson. Her calling to share the gospel has been evident since her early years when she preached her first sermon at age 9 and began being published at 10 years old. She is a proud product of Pine Forge Academy & received a Bachelor’s in Education from Oakwood University in 2005. Kimberly served as an educator with the Florida Conference of SDA for 5 years until she was called to ministry full time. In 2012 she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Youth & Young Adult Ministry from Andrew’s Theological Seminary and then spent the next 7 years doing young adult ministry, organizing the freshman worship experience, branding a young women’s leadership program, Legacy 31 and completing over 12 national & international mission trips while serving as Associate Chaplain at Oakwood University. In addition to preaching and teaching, she can be seen as a panelist & co-host on the television show, Pure Choices on the Dare 2 Dream Network. Kimberly has spent over 15 years advocating for justice within underserved communities & youth in the non-profit sector through the Children’s Defense Fund under the famed Civil Rights Activist Dr. Marian Wright Edelman where she was named as one of the Top 40 under 40 leaders in America by the Organization. Additionally, Kimberly was recognized by Pine Forge Academy as Alumni of the year for community service in 2017. She is a Commissioned Minister and has been endorsed as a Chaplain by the North American Division. From 2019-2022 Kimberly served as the very first female Youth Director of the South Central Conference, helping to successfully lead the department during a global pandemic. She also served on the BAYDA committee where she founded the P.U.S.H. Initiative, a Social Justice Action model for youth & young adults. Her combined 17 years of ministry experience includes creative arts ministries, children’s ministries, women’s ministry, youth & young adult ministry, and marriage/relationship ministry. She has preached to congregations and communities all across the U.S., Caribbean, Africa, Australia and Brazil. Pastor Mann and her supportive husband, Robert Mann Jr, are the proud parents of Carter, Judah, and baby Teagan. Kimberly’s greatest joy is authentically embracing the unique calling to share the gospel as a wife, mother, minister & history maker.