Dr. Nick Manzie, commonly referred to as Brother Nick, has been faithfully serving the Lord in ministry since 2003 when he was called to be a Chaplain with Christian Motorsports International. With CMI, he served at racetracks throughout Florida preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the racers, and fans alike. Soon after, Bro. Nick took on a role as a Youth Pastor, then Assistant Pastor and now a Senior Pastor.
Born in Newark, NJ. His mother, Gladys, was born in Puerto Rico and moved to New Jersey in 1969. That is where she met Nick Sr., Bro. Nick’s father, whose parents both came from Italy many years prior. He stayed in NJ until he graduated High School. After High School, he moved to Miami, Florida and stayed in South Florida until moving to Kentucky in 2015. In 2018, life brought him back to Port St Lucie, Florida.
With the support and prayers of his wife, Jessica, and their loving family, Bro. Nick became Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church in August of 2019.
His vision for Central Baptist Church, his family, and himself, is to get closer to God through worship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism and fellowship.
Even with his many obligations, he holds his role as husband and father as the highest treasure after God. He and his wife, Jessica, has 5 children; Sabrina (21), Bridgette (19), Selah (18), Adam (15), and Nick (Trey – 14); and his first grandchild is on the way.
Bro. Nick loves his family and loves to do many things with them, including going to the beach and eating at new ethnic restaurants. One of the family favorites is eating Japanese food. Together, they love to go on family hikes and exploring the many trails that Florida has to offer.
He also loves sports and officiates Football, Basketball and Baseball for the local High Schools. He was even able to officiate at the college level before his call to pastor a church. He considers this a ministry, as many know he is a local pastor. But with many accomplishments in his past, one thing that is a little-known fact, is that Bro. Nick used to be a professional X-Games style skater (Rollerblades). He retired from this when his first daughter, Sabrina was born, so he can make family his priority.