Hope Mills Site

3744 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC

Hope Mills Site Staff

Jeff Christensen

Jeff Christensen

Hope Mills Site Pastor

Jeff joined the Manna staff in December of 1999, working as a janitor and attending Grace College of Divinity to prepare for full-time ministry. In the fall of 2004, Jeff married his sweetheart Emily and also stepped into a pastoral role at Manna, focusing on counseling and pastoral care for five and a half years until shifting his focus to small groups as a Connections Pastor with the launch of the Hope Mills Site. In April of 2012, Jeff took over as the Site Pastor for Hope Mills and has been enjoying and growing in that role since. He received his Bachelor’s of Divinity from Grace College of Divinity in 2006 and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Along with pastoring, Jeff is also involved as a teaching assistant at Grace College of Divinity and has taught many of the theology courses there. He has a passion for theology and evangelical engagement in scholarship. Along with his love for academics, Jeff enjoys subculture music, philosophy, and Nebraska Cornhusker football. Jeff and Emily have three children: Rhys, Eleanor, and Thomas.

Sam Fletcher

Student Ministries Leader

Chris Ezzell

Outreach Director

Frank & Twyla Vega

Children’s Directors

Jordan Tate

Worship Leader

Rachel Choi

Administrative Assistant

Growth Track

The Manna Church Growth Track is designed to facilitate your growth as a healthy, effective follower of Jesus Christ. Wherever you are in your journey, the Growth Track can equip you to experience more fully your calling in God and your part in impacting your world.



If you are new to the faith, finding your way back to God, or simply wanting to strengthen your basic foundations in God, FirstStep is for you. We introduce the healthy habits essential to a fruitful walk with Jesus. This four-week Small Group is offered every month at convenient times on Sundays.

Sunday • 12:30pm • SERVE Team Lounge

  • Apr 8, 15, 22, 29


If you want to learn what Manna Church is passionate about, where we are going, and how you can be a part of this adventure, NextStep is for you. This four-week Small Group is offered every month at convenient times on Sundays.

Sunday • 12:30pm • 7-11 Classroom

  • Apr 8, 15, 22, 29


If you want to be more fully equipped to lead and influence people in your family, at your job, in your community, and at Manna Church, LeaderStep is for you. This eight-week Small Group is offered at convenient times on Sunday mornings and also by special arrangement (please note that completion of NextStep and the Manna Membership Application Process are mandatory prerequisites for participation in LeaderStep).

Sunday • 12:30pm • Multi-Purpose Room

  • Apr 8, 15, 22, 29

Get in Touch with Us

Service Location3744 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC

Service TimeSunday:  9:30am • 11:00am