Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.  Our desire is to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.  Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.



Bishop Brent Manning, Lead Pastor

Pastor Brent’s main responsibility as Lead Pastor in leading our church and teaching the Bible. Pastor Brent and his wife Jessica Manning lead together in providing teaching, direction, and guidance to our church.  They are are passionate about teaching and empowering followers of Jesus. 


Reverend Marilynn Alphin, Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

As the Worship and Creative Arts Pastor, Pastor Marilynn leads our worship services by overseeing and coordinating all our worship services including worship team, media, drama, and production.  Pastor Marilynn has an incredible heart for worship and believes that there is nothing more powerful and beautiful than the Church worshiping Jesus.  


Reverend Ginny Tripp, Music Pastor

As the music Pastor, Pastor Ginny leads and coordinates our band for worship services.  Pastor Marilynn and Pastor Ginny work closely together to provide dynamic and blended styles of music for each service.  You will also catch Pastor Ginny operating in her gift and passion of Bible teaching.  She loves the Word and teaching it to empower followers of Jesus. 


Reverend Michael Bryant, Student Pastor

Pastor Mike and his wife Jordan love students and have a heart to invest into the next generation of leaders.  They lead and oversee the Westside Student ministry that meets every Wednesday night at 7pm.  They are awesome servant leaders leading our students into the Word and in discipleship.  


Reverend Chris Manning, Children’s Pastor

Pastor Chris and his wife Elizabeth love children and making the Bible coming alive for kids to understand and live by.  They lead and oversee the Overflow Kids ministries that meets every Sunday morning at 10:30 and every Wednesday night at 7pm for kid small groups.  They are awesome servant leaders leading kids and their children’s ministry team.  


Bishop Robert Worthington, Assistant & Founding Pastor

As the Assistant Pastor, Pastor Robert has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture.  He has served at West Vanceboro Church of God for 40 years.  He and his wife have two children.  Pastor Robert has not only a rich heritage in ministry but also for serving on state leadership boards.  Pastor Robert is passionate about helping others and leading people to find and know the love of Jesus.