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 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 you can help in any way we would greatly appreciate it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Call 912-764-3620 or 912-531-2946.

Summer has arrived and with a flourish! The heat, gnats, mosquitoes and biting flies are out in full force. Along with the previously mentioned we have begun our summer camping season. On June 1st-3rd we hosted the youth weekend retreat from First Baptist Church of St. Mary’s. On June 4th we welcomed the Kids 4 Christ camp also from FBC St. Mary’s, and what a camp that was!  Ninety-one children graced the Center for a week, and we were certainly blessed to have them. There were 13 decisions made to accept Christ as Lord and Savior, and we even had 2 baptisms.

We still have two smaller camps coming in June and in July.  The highlight of the season comes in the 2nd and 3rd weeks in July with Camp “I Am” Junior and Camp “I Am” Senior.

We also have had a wedding, several family reunions and a couple of weekend retreats scheduled. July will have more of the same, and we enjoy having folks here to use the facility.

We still have items on our “Wish List” (see above), so if any of our churches, ministries or missions groups are looking for projects, please call me (912-531-2946).

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



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.


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.


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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