Erwin McManus Biography
Erwin McManus ( Irving Rafael Mesa-Cardona) is an author, mystic, futurist, filmmaker and designer. He is the lead minister of Mosaic, a rising church in Los Angeles California and as a speaker on issues that are identified with postmodernism and postmodern Christianity. He additionally writes and addresses on culture character and change among different points.
Erwin McManus Age
He was born on August 28, 1958 in Republic of El Salvador, Central America.
Erwin McManus Family
He was born in San Salvador and was raised by his grandparents for the first 6 years of his life. Details of his parents is not available. He later migrated to the United States along with his brother Alex to join their mother. He grew up on the east coast in Miami Florida and also in Queens, NY and Raleigh, NC. His name, McManus was not a legal name, but his stepfather’s alias from his mother’s second marriage.
He attended Elon University where he studied Philosophy and later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill there he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He then earned his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He later went on to receive a Doctorate in Humane Letters, an honorary degree from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.
Erwin McManus Wife
He married Kim McManus, his long time girlfriend and the two are blessed with 2 children, a daughter named Mariah McManus and a son named Aaron McManus. Mariah is a well known musician and songwriter while Aaron is a producer and actor well known for Signs: Earth (2012). He also has a foster daughter called Paty C.
Erwin McManus Pastor | Mosaic
While working away at his graduate degree in Dallas/Fort Worth, McManus started two gatherings while serving among the urban poor. Foundation turned out to be broadly known for its work in urban restoration, social equity, and racial compromise. He turned into the Metropolitan Consultant and City Strategist for the city of Dallas and served in that job as a Futurist and Urbanologist from 1990-1993.
He moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1993 and wound up top pastor of The Church on Brady in East Los Angeles. He later changed the name to Mosaic. Since the 1990s, he has been related with the Leadership Network. Furthermore, he joins forces with Bethel Seminary as a speaker and futurist. As lead pastor of Mosaic, he 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 later launched the Mosaic Alliance which is a loose International association of churches that are like minded. He has used psychological personality metrics to his church, such as the Myers-Briggs type indicator and Gallup’s Strengths Finder. He currently is an advisor withe the Awakening Group, a transformation design company. So far he has spoken to over a million in 60 countries that he has visited.
Erwin McManus Books
He has so far written 12 books namely
- An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind (June 1, 2001)
- Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul (September 4, 2003)
- The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Perspectives (October 1, 2003)
- The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within (February 10, 2005)
- Chasing Daylight: Seize the Power of Every Moment (January 10, 2006)
- Stand Against the Wind: Fuel for the Revolution of Your Soul (February 14, 2006)
- Seizing Your Divine Moment (June 30, 2006)
- Soul Cravings (November 14, 2006)
- Wide Awake (July 1, 2008)
- The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life Into A Work Of Art (February 25, 2014)
- The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life (September 5, 2017)
- The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace (February 26, 2019)
Erwin McManus Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $100k to $1 million that he has so far acquired from his career. He is also known widely as a speaker on aspects of postmodernism and postmodern Christianity as well as the leader of the Mosaic that has a huge following. Besides that he has bought great assets for himself like cars and houses and this, among others, estimates to his net worth.
Erwin McManus Quotes
Some of his well known quotes include the following:
“To create is to reflect the image of God. To create is an act of worship.”
“Love never comes without wounds; faith never comes without failure.”
“Whether we realize it or not, everything we do is an expression of either how alive our souls are or how much we have allowed ourselves to be deadened over time.”
“True creativity does not come easily; creativity is born of risk and refined from failure.”
“Artists love without reservation. They give their hearts completely and leave nothing on the table. They are naked and unashamed. They leave no room for pretension. And because they have given all of themselves, they live without regret.”
“What is your idea of you? Who is it that you have decided to become? If your greatest work of art is the life you live, and ultimately life is a creative act, what life will you choose to leave behind as your masterpiece?”
Erwin McManus The Way Of The Warrior
The Warrior Of The Way: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace is his new book that Erwin, one of the best-selling author, has written and published in 2019. He demonstrates in his book that encountering peace does not occur by accident, but rather by artful intention. Warrior is a call to decisiveness, self-examination, and the pursuit of spiritual wholeness. Through the ancient biblical practices of humility, focus, ownership, clarity, strength, and vulnerability, he guides readers to a deeper understanding of their inner workings and provides the guidance they need to establish peace and tranquility in their homes, neighborhoods, communities, and even the world! In the style of a battle-wizened teacher, McManus delivers wisdom, instills passion, and provides the sacred movements needed to become the warrior you were meant to be.
Erwin McManus The Last Arrow
The Last Arrow is also one of the books that he has written. In this book, he points the way to leading a life of passion, adventure, and courage. Based on McManus’ new book, The Last Arrow, discover how to wholeheartedly pursue your dreams, to live this one life fully, and to die with an empty quiver. He also examines the characteristics of individuals who risked everything for a life they could only imagine. Imagine living the life you were convinced was only a dream.
Erwin McManus Sermons
He has given several sermons. Just to list few below:
- Ready When You Are
- Hope In A Desperate Time
- Hidden Treasures
- To The Full
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Erwin McManus Ted Talk
He has given a number of talks on Ted Talk, just to name few of them
- The Artisan Soul
- What Makes Us Uniquely Human?
- What If?
- You Are Called To Be Free
- The Last Arrow
- The Night I Was Diagnosed