James M. Lewis, III and his wife Kristen became members of Manna Church in 2000 and joined the Manna staff in 2016 as a ministry resident after 22 years of service in the United States Army retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served as an assistant at the Executive Place site, and the following year was ordained and set in as the Executive Pastor of Operations. James holds multiple degrees including a Masters of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University, a Masters of Military Science from The Command and General Staff College School of Advanced Military Studies, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Military Academy.
James and Kristen have been married since 1996 and homeschool their six children: Keegan, Chase, Trey, Kayleigh, Caitlin, and Van. They all enjoy all outdoor activities, sports (especially soccer, tennis and football), and music.