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.

March 2018: The onset of Spring is rapidly approaching and things are beginning to “perk up” here at the Mann Center. The winter months, albeit in our “down” season, were somewhat busier than usual thanks to a couple of weekend youth retreats, a boy scout troop camping, and a few family gatherings.

For those of you that are unaware, I had an accident down here the week of Christmas and broke my femur just above the knee. I had to have surgery and still am recovering from the procedure. Thank the good LORD for cell phones, as I was here by myself and was away from the house where no one could see me. I was able to call my nephew and he came to my rescue. I want to thank the LORD for my nephew, Duane Davis, as he has kept the Mann Center in tip top shape while I am recovering. I stayed with my sister, Sandra New and her husband Scott during the earlier part of my recovery, but I am back at the Mann Center now. I am still having to use a walker as I cannot put any weight on my broken leg. Thanks to Greg Abercrombie, as well, as he has constantly checked on me.

We are looking towards a busy Spring and hopefully an even busier Summer season.

We still have projects on our “Wish” list, so if any of your churches 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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