Ministry Team

Timothy Mann, D.Min. – Senior Pastor

Pastor Tim grew up in Western North Carolina and became a follower of Jesus as a teenager.  While serving in the U.S. Army, he responded to God’s call on his life to preach the Gospel and left military service to begin pastoring in a local church.

Pastor Tim is the founding Pastor of Providence Church and has pastored churches in Missouri, North Carolina, and Florida.  He attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri; Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia; and Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, a Master of Arts in Christian Studies, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical Preaching.  He is a member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, and his philosophy of ministry is centered upon being used by God to help others become committed and mature followers of Jesus and leading the church to glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission that Christ gave his followers.  What he loves most about ministry is when others understand God’s Word and grace and love Him more fully.

Pastor Tim and his wife, Patty, have been married 30+ years, and they have two adult children and one grandson.

Quick Takes:

What is your favorite Scripture?  That seems like an unfair question to ask a preacher!  If I have to pick just one, it would be Colossians 1:28.

How do you like to spend your free time?  What’s that?…I enjoy spending time with my best friend, Patty, and most any outdoor activity.

What is something unusual about you that others probably do not know?  I enjoy reading maps.

What is something that people won’t find you eating?  Liver.

Favorite teams?  St. Louis Cardinals; Kansas City Chiefs; North Carolina Tarheels

Favorite foods?  Mexican, Italian, and anything that Patty cooks!

Best vacation?  My first trip to the Holy Land.

Favorite musical artists?  I like several different genres such as adult contemporary, country, jazz, classic rock, and a sampling of others.  Among Christian artists, I like anything that is Christ-centered, theologically rich, and enhances worship.

What’s something you learned from your parents?  What unconditional love looks like.



 Joshua Peoples – Associate Pastor

Pastor Josh was born in Jackson, Mississippi and was raised in Louisiana.  He placed his trust in the Lord as a seven year old boy and surrendered his life to vocational ministry at the age of 16. One of his greatest times of spiritual growth and discipleship was through serving on the executive staff of Cross Camp for over a decade.  

Pastor Josh was led to Providence Chuch in August 2011.  Before moving to the Daytona Beach area, Pastor Josh served throughout various churches in Louisiana.

Pastor Josh believes that ministry should be intentional and genuine.  His approach to ministry is Biblically based and Holy Spirit driven.  He believes the functions of the church (worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and fellowship) are all equally important and necessary for true, Biblical church growth.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University and a Master of Christian Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor Josh married his college friend, Jessica, in 2004, and together they have two boys.  He loves spending time with his family, going to the beach, and investing himself into the lives of the church families he serves.

Quick Takes:

What is your favorite Scripture?  Colossians 1:21-22

How do you like to spend your free time?  Watching Top Gear.

What is something unusual about you that others probably do not know?    Whenever I go on a trip I pack at least three times the undershirts that I actually need.   I don’t why, I guess I’m just an undershirt guy.

What is something that people won’t find you eating?  Canned meat of any kind.

Favorite teams?  I’m a big fan of high school football and the New Orleans Saints.

Best vacation?  Roadtrip with my brothers to West Virginia.

Favorite musical artists?  Phil Wickham, Shane and Shane, older David Crowder Band stuff.

What’s something you learned from your parents?  The value of hard work and humility.









David Earnest – Worship Pastor

Pastor David was born in Tampa, Florida and raised in central Florida.  In January of 1979 he put his faith and trust in Jesus to be his personal Lord and Savior.  In 1992, Pastor David surrendered his life to serve God in vocational ministry.   He and Julia, his wife of 20+ years, have ten fantastic kids: Reagan, David Marshall, Bailey, Hannah, Avery, James, Melody, Benjamin, Leila and Wilson.  In 1994, Pastor David received a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from the University of Florida and a Master of Music from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997.  God has given Pastor David the privilege to serve Him through churches in Texas, Georgia, and Florida.  “God saved us to be worshippers.  It’s my privilege to lead His people to worship Him and gain a greater understanding of Who He is through the songs we sing to and about Him.  One of the things I love the most about leading the music ministry are rehearsals.  Come find out why!”

Quick Takes:

What is your favorite Scripture? Philippians 4:19; Proverbs 17:22  
How do you like to spend your free time?  Hmm… “free time”… what’s that?  When I’m not spending time with my family, I enjoy playing drums and listening to music.
 What is something unusual about you that others probably do not know? I’ve had the opportunity to play drums for John Schiltt (from Petra), the 77s, with the Florida Worship Choir and Orchestra in the Sydney Opera House (Australia) and in Carnegie Hall (New York).  
What is something that people won’t find you eating?  Most fruits and vegetables.
 Favorite teams? Florida Gators.  Period.  
Favorite foods?  Steak and Mountain Dew.  
Best vacation?  Anniversary cruise with my wife.  
Favorite musical artists? Neal Morse, Transatlantic, Karmakanic, Apple Pie, 77s, Stryper, Yes (and more…)
What’s something you learned from your parents?  God loves me and has a plan for my life.

Jesse Herbruck – NextGEN Pastor

                                                                                                                                                  Jesse and Jenna Herbruck were born and raised in Ormond Beach, FL. They grew up in church and have enjoyed serving from a young age. This love for advancing the Kingdom prompted them to attend ministry school in Jacksonville, furthering their knowledge and pursuit of the Gospel. In June 2017, the two became husband and wife. Jesse and Jenna believe God has called them to a life of ministry and look forward to following His leading as they begin serving at Providence Church. They are eager to grow in their faith and knowledge of God by being a part of a healthy, Bible-believing local church where they can use their gifts to honor God and serve His people. In addition, they are excited to develop new friendships and impact the community. Jesse and Jenna are passionate about music and worship as well as local and global missions. In their free time, you’ll catch them spending time with friends and family, watching movies, or enjoying waffle fries at your local Chick-fil-A.    

Quick Takes:

What is your favorite Scripture?  2 Cor. 5:17

How do you like to spend your free time?  At Chick-Fil-A

What is something unusual about you that others probably do not know?  I can juggle.

What is something that people won’t find you eating?  Olives and tuna (Eww!)

Favorite teams?  I’d rather play than watch.

Favorite foods?  Lasagna and cheeseburgers

Best vacation?  Vermont (where I first saw snow).

Favorite musical artists?  Really, I listen to all sorts of music (except Opera); however, my favorite worship artists are Passion and  Hillsong.

What’s something you learned from your parents?  The value in not stopping until the job is done.