Christian. Husband. Father. Preacher. Speaker. Author. Entrepreneur.


Cornelius Lindsey (born August 16, 1986) is an American trailblazer, international speaker, 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 13 books, most notably:

When God’s Hand is on You,” So You Want to Be a Man?, and I’m Married. Now, What?, The Imperfect Family Man, and Fighting Together.

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 500,000 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 pastor. 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 three children, Logan, Taylor, and Roman. 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.

To learn more about Cornelius, you can follow him on Twitter (@thisiscornelius), add him on Facebook (Cornelius Lindsey), follow him on Instagram (@thisiscornelius), and/or watch his videos on YouTube (CorneliusLindsey).


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  • Anybody else’s kids still up? #whatschedule #parentingafterdark #imperfectfamilyman #fromadadspointofview #stoppedcaringalongtimeago 🤷🏾‍♂️😒 #theywillbealright
  • We’re all in the midst of a major disruption, and this could be a good thing for those who’ve allowed comfort to slow down their progress and limit their obedience in the past. Embrace this major disruption and step out. While what we face in this present age isn’t anything to smile about due to those who are suffering, in pain, and dying, we must seek to find some good in this seemingly bad situation.
“This is how I’ve always done it” is a common phrase spoken by those who reject change. They fail to realize that just because they’ve done something a certain way doesn’t mean it’s the right way, it’s the only way, or it’s the way they should continue doing it. They’re slowed down by the comfort of their old ways, their old surroundings, their old friends, and their old community. They would be obedient and step out and try something new, but they’re too comfortable to do it. This is where an unexpected disruption can serve as a good thing. They also fail to recognize that what they perceive as comfort really isn’t. At any moment, their world could come crashing down and what they perceive as a comfortable place becomes a place of pain and sorrow. Don’t allow a false sense of safety to keep you bond. Truth be told, the “comfort net” you’re sitting in is dangling over a pit of destruction. The day will come when the string that holds you up will snap! Then, you’ll realize that the comfort you put your hope in wasn’t enough to sustain you. The comfort of this world is a facade. Embrace the discomfort of our current uncertainty. Adapt well.
  • The quarantine brings out all the snacks.
  • Some don’t have a cough or an ache, but their body is still dis-eased. Why? Because they’re overcome with fear. Worry knocked on the door of their heart. Once the door was opened, despair stormed inside. Their prescription isn’t found in a pharmacy. Oh no, it’s found in the Word of God. Their sickness isn’t one that can be cured by mortal physicians. They must set an appointment with the Great Physician. As we used to sing in that old baptist church in Newton, Mississippi when I was a child:
“Jesus is my doctor. He writes out all of my prescriptions, and He gives me all of my medicine in the room.” If you’re having symptoms, then call out to your Great Physician. Thankfully, He makes heart calls and purifies the home upon entrance.
  • I stuttered as a child, and I still struggle with it as an adult. It’s led to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. Like Moses, I’ve laughed at God many times at the very idea that He could use me to encourage or edify others. In Exodus 4:10, Moses pleads with God saying: “I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” Reading that verse many years ago brought me a sense of healing. I realized that if God could use Moses with his impediment then He could use me.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t struggled with it. I stuttered so bad as a child that I’d cry because it was impossible for me to complete an entire sentence. I hated raising my hand in class or being called on because speaking publicly meant that I had to expose my impediment for others to mock and ridicule. Honestly, there wasn’t anything bad anyone could say to me that I hadn’t already said to myself. My stutter, along with other things, brought about a lot of self-hatred. Climbing out of that hole hasn’t been easy, but it’s definitely been worth it.
Don’t make the mistake I made and define yourself by what you see as a flaw. Your limp doesn’t define your greatness neither does it limit your destiny. Where you’re going is greater than where you are right now. God used Moses despite his handicap, and He can use you as well. I know because that same kid that cried to get a word out has preached all over the world. As an adult, the stutter isn’t gone; I’ve just learned to manage it better.
  • This was exactly one year ago. We were enjoying spring break as a family in Rosemary Beach. Now, we’re sheltered in place. I could complain about our current limitations, but it produces nothing. I’ve learned that perspective is wealth. How you see a thing will set your reality. So, I’m thankful for the opportunity to create memories with my family no matter where we are. I don’t have to stay home; I get to. And, I’m thankful for a peaceful, loving home. I’m thankful for a family I love. Don’t get me wrong, these crumb snatchers can be mad annoying at times, but I’m thankful to have this time with them. I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue working out my own salvation without all the other distractions. I’m thankful that I get to create new memories with my family like whooping that tail in UNO (I stack😎 so forget your rules) or baking cookies at 10pm (judge not that ye be not judged😀) or having dance parties (cause they’re fye 🔥) or working out together (because the quarantine 50 is real😫) or finding people to bless (because that’s our Christian duty👐🏾) or waking up and blasting old school blues hits by Johnnie Taylor, Marvin Sease, Lenny Williams, Z.Z. Hill, The O’Jays, Shirley Brown and The Dramatics (that’s the Mississippi coming out of me🤠) or watching movies together (which usually turns into watching another kids movie🙄😑because the adult movies I want to watch contain words that aren’t in the Bible🤣) or cooking a meal together (which usually turns into cooking separate meals seeing that I love animals so much that I eat them and my wife doesn’t 😅😬; don’t tell her I said that🤫). So, don’t let this time get you down. Let’s create new memories.
What are you doing to make the most of the time you’re given? 👀👂🏾
  • Isolationism isn’t strength; it’s fear. You don’t really want to be left alone. You’re just afraid of being hurt and taken advantage of again. Like everyone, you want to be loved, needed and wanted. There’s nothing wrong with that. Just heal from the hurt so you don’t miss out on great relationships. It’s not unlock God to put the answers you’ve been searching for in the very associations/relationships that you’re trying to push away.
  • Tonight, let’s go there😎! Y’all ready? I am. See y’all at 9pmET. cc: @thegochurch
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