Cornelius Lindsey (born August 16, 1986) is an American trailblazer, pastor, and author. He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of The Gathering Oasis Church, a non-denominational church that is located in the Greater Atlanta area. He is the author of eight books, most notably So You Want to Be a Man?, I’m Married. Now, What?, and The Imperfect Family Man. Other aspects of Lindsey’s ministry include his annual men’s conference, his non-profit organization, “The Man Cave Society”, and his YouTube channel that airs monthly bible studies on Christian manhood, fatherhood, and leadership. His YouTube channel has drawn nearly 300,000 views and his conferences bring together men from countries across the world.
Cornelius Lindsey was born in the rural town of Newton Mississippi. While there, he was raised in the Baptist church by his mother and father. Although bred in a Christian home, it was not until 2005, after attending a Wednesday night bible study, that Lindsey's relationship with Christ was truly ignited. The gospel at once became clear to Lindsey and his walk with the Lord began. With his newfound pursuit, he joined in full-time ministry. In October 2009, after a stint in politics, Lindsey accepted his God-given call to preach the Gospel. After three years of diligent prayer, Lindsey and his wife Heather founded The Gathering Oasis Church. The church's first service was held on January 28, 2013.
In addition to his local ministry, Cornelius Lindsey has become a prominent guest speaker in the United States and internationally. His speaking engagements have spanned across the globe to Jamaica, the Bahamas, London, Asia and Africa. As a preacher, Cornelius’ passionate, high-impact, and straightforward approach is exactly what is needed to propel men to advance the Gospel.
Cornelius and Heather are the proud parents of two children, Logan and Taylor. They currently reside in the quiet suburbs of Atlanta, GA. In his spare time, Cornelius enjoys keeping tabs in politics and sweating in the gym.