Home-grown leader Nicholas Ertel started attending Manna Church with his family in 1999. At an early age he knew he was called to vocational ministry – first as a pastor, and eventually as a church planter. After growing up in the Children’s Ministry and Student Ministries at Manna, Nick went on to enroll in Grace College of Divinity (now Manna University) where he graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Divinity.
Nick joined the Manna staff in 2006 as a part-time janitor. Over the years, he worked his way up the leadership pipeline and served in Student Ministries, directed theEXPERIENCE College Internship, and was ordained as a pastor in 2016. He launched our Raeford Site in 2019 and served as the Site Pastor there until 2022. Today, Nick serves as the Site Pastor of the Hope Mills Site and the Pastor of theEXPERIENCE College Internship.
Nick has been married to Stefanie, his teenage sweetheart, since 2008. Together they live in Fayetteville, NC and have three children: Alice, Stevie Ray and Charlotte. In their free time, they enjoy outdoor adventures, traveling to new and exciting places, and family days around town.