Our Lead Team

We would love for you to meet our lead team here at The Assembly. They are part of a much bigger and broader team. The individuals below play a major part in setting the vision and ministry pace of our church; however, our team extends out to every individual who serves from week to week in a wide range of ministry areas. We are a church made up of a multitude of servant-leaders each helping build God’s Kingdom together.


Jim Mannon (Lead Pastor)

Pastor Jim is our Lead Pastor. He and his wife, Kim, have a heart and passion to serve Brookhaven and Lincoln County and see lives influenced for Christ through loving people unconditionally, and equipping the body of Christ to do the same. Pastor Jim and Kim has served in ministry over 30 years. Pastor Jim serves in various leadership capacities in the state and have been serving as Lead Pastor for over 14 years at The Assembly. Kim serves as worship leader and loves connecting with people. They are the parents of two sons, Ethan and Zack, and know the ups and downs of family life. They are genuine people, who love God and love people!


James Wilson (Children’s Pastor)

Pastor James serves as Children’s Pastor in our Realkids Children’s Ministry for grades 1st-6th. James has served as Children’s Pastor since 2017 and loves communicating the message of the gospel in a fun way that is on a child’s level. James’ passion is to facilitate encounters with Jesus that kids will carry with them for the rest of their lives.


Cookie Wallace (Administrator & Bookkeeper)

Cookie is our Administrator & Bookkeeper. She helps us to make sure that our finances go where they need to, and coordinates all the happenings of a church office. She has 30+ years of experience in managing finances and works with diligence to see that the important paperwork is done, and that our events come together seamlessly.


Paul Bland (Nursery Pastor)

Pastor Paul serves as Nursery Pastor for our Realkids Jr. 1 & 2 Ministries for children birth-Kindergarten. He serves to see young children cared for properly, and to provide an environment for children to learn and grow in. Pastor Paul has a Master of Arts in Christian Education in Children’s Ministry, and works hard to ensure children are happy and safe.