W.W. Mann Retreat and Conference Center


  1. Financial support
  2. Debris cleanup
  3. Re-shingling roofs
  4. New or used heavy duty zero turn mower
  5. Fuel injector pump for tractor
  6. Grounds & building maintenance
  7. Refurbishing the amphitheater

The feeling of Fall is in the air, finally!!! Now, let’s just hope it stays for a while. The deer are roaming the grounds, our turkeys are gobbling every morning, and the squirrels are busy scurrying around gathering the abundance of acorns for the winter months (hopefully we will have some).

We have been busy raking and burning leaves, which is a daily chore this time of year, working on equipment and still cutting grass. We will begin working soon on our winter “To Do List”.  There is always something to do here!!!

We have been blessed to have some temporary “permanent” guests staying here at the Mann Center. The Baseball Academy of Hope has been with us since the 1st of August and will be here for a couple of more months as they await their permanent housing to be constructed in Statesboro. They have really been a blessing to us, especially the added income, but more importantly they start every morning with a devotional at the amphitheater. These young men are some of the most respectful, well behaved young men I have ever met. We will certainly hate to see them leave when they go.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers, and we still need ALL of our churches to support us financially here at the Mann Center.  God bless you all.

Mike Sparks, Director

P.S.  Don’t forget that along with cabins and RV hookups we also have tent camping at the Mann Center!  Call the Center at 912-842-2460 or   912-531-2946.


The Mann Center is a very important ministry of the association, where hundreds have come to know Jesus as their personal Savior over the years.                                                                                       If If If you can help in any way we would greatly appreciate it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Call 912-764-3620 or 912-531-2946.



Nestled in the woods on the outskirts of Brooklet, Georgia on approximately 75 acres, you will find the W. W. Mann Retreat and Conference Center. As a ministry of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, the Mann Center provides a serene, isolated and worshipful atmosphere for all that come. Whether you just want to get away for a day picnic, a weekend getaway, or a longer stay, the Mann Center is the place for you.

The Mann Center has overnight cabins that sleep up to 25 people, a small dining hall/meeting room that will accommodate approximately 60 guests, a larger dining hall/meeting room that will seat approximately 170 people, a chapel that can hold approximately 100 worshipers, a lodge with private rooms, a gazebo, and an amphitheater.

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The Mann Center also has 2 fishing ponds (no fishing license required), a creek for fishing, and a swimming pond. Other recreational options include: a full size basketball court, regulation volleyball court, horse shoe pits, an athletic field, and a large playground.

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We like to think that the Mann Center is a “little piece of heaven” where folks can get away from the “hustle and bustle” of everyday life and relax, meditate, pray, or just “recoup” from the stress and strain of our fast-paced society.

The Mann Center rents our facilities to church groups, school groups, private citizens, and others as long as they adhere to our policy of letting your actions glorify God.

We hope all who seek a place for their activities would consider choosing the W. W. Mann Retreat and Conference Center.  Contact us at:  912-842-2460, 912-531-2946 or bradwellalum69@yahoo.com .

To preview a copy of our Reservation Request Form and Policies and Regulations click below:



We have PLENTY of firewood available here, so if any of you need any just call me (912-531-2946).

We thank God from whom all blessings flow, and HE has truly blessed us here at the Mann Center.

We still cherish your prayers and support.

Mike Sparks





















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