|Website Erwin Raphael McManus|
Siblings Alex McManus
Spouse Kim McManus
Name Erwin McManus
|Full Name Irving Rafael Mesa-Cardona|
Born August 28, 1958 (age 57) (1958-08-28) Republic of El Salvador, Central America
Nationality Salvadoran, Naturalized American
Occupation Pastor, Author, Public Speaker
Children Mariah McManus, Aaron McManus
Movies Crave: The Documentary, Turnipseed
Books Soul Cravings, An Unstoppable Force, Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul, The Artisan Soul: Crafting Y, Seizing Your Divine M
Similar People Mariah McManus, Aaron McManus, Steven Furtick, John Ortberg, Rob Bell
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Erwin Raphael McManus (August 28, 1958) is an author, futurist, filmmaker, and designer. He is the lead pastor of Mosaic, a church in Los Angeles, California. Erwin is a speaker on issues related to postmodernism and postmodern Christianity, and also writes and lectures on culture, identity and change, and other topics.
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Born Irving Rafael Mesa-Cardona, in San Salvador, El Salvador, McManus was raised by his grandparents for the first years of his life. McManus, along with his brother Alex, immigrated to the United States when he was young, joining his mother. He grew up on the east coast - primarily in Miami, Florida, but also in Queens, NY and Raleigh, NC.
The name McManus comes from his mother's second marriage. McManus was not a legal name, but his stepfather's alias and later was legalized by McManus in adulthood.
McManus studied Philosophy at Elon University and later earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He also received a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida.
He and his wife Kim have three children.
While working on his master's degree in Dallas/Fort Worth, McManus began two congregations while serving among the urban poor. Cornerstone became nationally known for its work in urban renewal, social justice, and racial reconciliation.
He became the Metropolitan Consultant and City Strategist for the city of Dallas and served in that role as a Futurist and Urbanologist from 1990-1993.
He moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1993 and became senior pastor at Mosaic. Since the 1990s, McManus has been associated with the Leadership Network. In addition, he partners with Bethel Seminary as a lecturer and futurist.
As lead pastor of Mosaic, McManus speaks in multiple Sunday gatherings in Hollywood, California. Mosaic has opened multiple campuses, including Beverly Hills, Pasadena, South Bay, Whittier, Pomona, San Diego, and Berkeley.
He launched the Mosaic Alliance, a loose international association of like-minded churches.
McManus has used psychological personality metrics to his church, such as the Myers-Briggs type indicator and Gallup's Strengths Finder. He is currently an advisor with the Awaken Group, a transformation design company.
McManus has spoken in 60 countries to over a million people.
McManus has written nine books:
Fashion designer and filmmaker
Since 2004, McManus has worked as a filmmaker in multiple roles. McManus started and owned companies in both the fashion industry and film industry.
In 2013 McManus Studios and McManus experienced a hostile takeover and lost his company unexpectedly. McManus took out loans to pay employees and finish contracted projects. McManus designed men's suits, bags, and apparel and sold them both in the US and overseas.