Kevin W. Mannoia

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Kevin W. Mannoia
President of the National Association of Evangelicals
In office
Personal details
Born October 6, 1955
Alma mater Roberts Wesleyan College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, University of North Texas
Profession Minister & Professor of Ministry and Chaplain at Azusa Pacific University

Kevin W. Mannoia is the Professor of Ministry and Chaplain at Azusa Pacific University.[1][2] He was the President of the National Association of Evangelicals from 1999 to 2001.[1][2]


The son of missionaries, Mannoia grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil.[1] He received a Bachelor of Arts from Roberts Wesleyan College and his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.[1][2][3] He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.[1][2]

His pastoral experience began as a church planter, then as a pastor in Dallas Texas.[1][2] He served as a superintendent for the Free Methodist Church in Texas and then in Southern California. From that position he was elected as a bishop in the denomination.[2]

He served as a guest faculty member at Holy Light Theological Seminary in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; the Asian Theological Association; and the Asian Graduate School of Theology in Bangalore, India.

In addition, he served on the Board of Trustees for Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, N.Y., and Seattle Pacific University.

He served as dean of Haggard School of Theology at APU, coming from his role as president of the National Association of Evangelicals.[1][2]

He currently serves many local churches and parishes in a consulting role and assists as a board member to various Christian organizations. Dr. Mannoia is also founder and chair of the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium which was founded in 2004 and includes 10 denominations.[4]

Mannoia's life has come to represent a mix of Kingdom priorities that are traceable to his roots in the Holiness tradition. These are further informed by his work in shaping evangelicalism especially in North America. Though primarily a churchman, he often is found in academic spheres where he brings the practical emphasis of leadership and ecclesiology into integration with the theoretical conversation.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Dr. Mannoia's teaching and writing became more focused on the threefold priorities of leadership development, Church mission, and Church unity. These priorities find application and expression in the variety of engagements and roles he plays.

Though his primary role is as Chaplain at Azusa Pacific University, his influence is extended broadly as Chair and Founder of the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium. He also serves local churches and parishes as a board member or advisor. These include The Rock Church San Diego, a Catholic parish in Alta Loma, CA, Upland Christian Academy, the Salvation Army's School for Officers Training at Crestmont, and America's Christian Credit Union. His global teaching and consulting extends to universities and churches seeking the input of his emphasis on Holiness and leadership.


  • The Holiness Manifesto. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2007. 
  • Church Planting: The Next Generation. Toronto: Clements. 2005. 
  • Century 21 Church Planting Manual. 
  • The Integrity Factor: A Journey in Leadership Formation. Vancouver, B.C.: Regent College Publishing. 2006. 
  • Church 2k – Leading Forward. 
  • 15 Characteristics of Effective Pastors. 


Preceded by
Don Argue
President of the National Association of Evangelicals
Succeeded by
Leith Anderson