Dr. James Maness
Director of Church Vitality

Greater Mission’s Director of Church Vitality comes with thirty years of experience serving as a Lead Pastor and guiding churches into new seasons of unprecedented vibrancy. He has led churches from 50 to over 300 and from less than 300 to beyond 1,000 in average Sunday worship attendance. Dr. Maness has a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in Church Leadership from Bethel Seminary (St. Paul, MN). Jim loves The Church, the people in them and the pastors, who serve them. He brings with him the spiritual gifts of wisdom, faith, encouragement, leadership, shepherding and teaching that will help equip pastors and churches to reach their communities for God’s glory.