Tom Johnson • Lead Pastor
Tom Johnson

Lead Pastor

Tom Johnson

Welcome Home.
Home is the place where your heart pulls up a chair and comfortably sits down.
Manna Church Sanford recently celebrated a return home to its roots, joining the Manna Church global family in name and mission. Formerly, Brick City Church, this congregation was originally born from Manna Church Fayetteville in the year 2000, making this a natural return to those foundations. Tom Johnson, the current Lead Pastor, also came home to Sanford in 2015. Tom enjoyed living in Sanford during his youth—experiencing salvation, and the call to ministry during a crusade right here on a local ball field.

Tom and Julie Johnson are passionate about God, about people, and about the local church and community. Pastor Tom is an ordained minister, holding two Master’s Degrees in Christian Leadership and Divinity from Liberty University. He is currently finishing his Doctorate of Ministry at Regent University. Julie holds a Master’s in Practical Theology and Intercultural Studies from Regent University. As well, Tom currently serves Grace College of Divinity as the Dean of Distance Education. Their purpose remains to proficiently train and equip God’s people to live purposeful lives reaching the world with the message of Jesus Christ. To that end, they offer their collective academic and experiential knowledge to the local body.

“Come home. Come as you are, but don’t expect to stay as you are…expect to experience amazing changes.”—Tom Johnson

Sanford Leadership Team

David Poindexter

Kid's Director

Justin Klinger

Student Director

Leah Klinger

Creative Arts Director

Denise Godley

Connect Director

Gerald Katayi

Prayer Director

Rich Kirik

Growth Track Director

Jacob Sanchez

Small Group Director

Ami Tartar

Outreach Director

Dana Jasso

Administrative Director

Kandace Poindexter

Communications Director

Lynnette JonPaul

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