Dr. Thomas & Pastor Candace Manning

Pastors Tom and Candace Manning are the lead pastors of Christian Life Center. They were elected in July 2011, and prior to coming to CLC, they were the Senior Pastors of Vienna Christian Center, in Vienna, Austria, where they served in that capacity since 1999. They were appointed as Assemblies of God World Missionaries in 1994 and served in Budapest prior to their move to Vienna. Both Pastors Tom & Candi graduated from Southeastern University where they met and were married in 1990. For many years they have had a passion for ministry in the multi-ethnic environment, along with a desire to see a powerful move of God’s presence in South Florida. Pastor Tom received his Doctoral Degree in Ministry Leadership and Church Growth in 2017, and also serves as the Pen FL District Missions Director. Pastor Candi oversees Precious Promise Academy, Christian Life Academy and Coral Ridge Christian Academy.

Our Team

Executive Team

Tom Manning

Lead Pastor

Candace Manning

Executive Pastor of Spiritual Life &
Women's Ministry

Nadine Raphael

Executive Pastor

Steven Chapman

Executive Pastor of Multisites &
Coral Springs Campus Pastor

Hugh Nelson

Executive Director of Operations


Alex Umole

Sunrise Campus Pastor

Angel Agustin

Associate Youth Pastor

Edgar Pinares

Spanish Campus Pastor &
Interim Discipleship Pastor

Erak Christofis

Kid's Pastor


Global Impact Pastor &
Public Relations Director

Kevin Richelieu

Weekend Experience &
Worship Pastor

Kristian Reyes

Community Life Pastor

Mindy Viapree

Associate Kid's Pastor

Shawn O'Neill

Outreach & Evangelism Pastor

Tim Benitez

Youth Pastor

Veronica Clarke

Nursing Homes & Visitation Pastor


Andrew Reyes

Video Director

Edson Viapree

Technical & Production Director

Ellaina Lawrance

Guest Services & Assimilation Director

Samuel Roman

Facilities Director

Tammy Cartwright

Business, Finance & HR Director