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Bobby Manning

A Brief Biographical Sketch of Dr. Bobby Manning

Dr. Bobby Manning is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of District Heights. Under Dr. Manning’s leadership in empowering the community, “The Heights” has been recognized in local and national publications such as Outreach Magazine, BET, and The Washington Post.

Dr. Manning is the author of three books. Saving Our Sons: Effectively Engaging Young Men of Color, Move Like a King, and Are You Afraid of Heights. In addition to serving his local church, he also serves as a seminary professor, church consultant and leadership coach.

Dr. Manning holds a Master of Theology degree (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min) from Regent University. He is a native of the Washington, D.C. area where he and his wife LaVera currently reside with their three sons Levi, Reuben and Joseph.

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Bobby Manning

Dr. Bobby Manning proudly serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of District Heights. Under his leadership, the church has grown significantly in number as well as local and global impact. Dr. Manning is widely considered a “pastor of the community” as he leads The Heights to continued service to the physical and spiritual needs of the residents of the Metropolitan DC area.

Under Dr. Manning’s leadership in empowering the community, “The Heights” has been recognized in local and national publications such as Outreach Magazine, BET, and The Washington Post.

In response to God’s call to ministry at the young age of 16, Dr. Manning immediately sought out the necessary training to sharpen his ministerial gifting. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Religion from Campbell University, a Master of Theology degree (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min) from Regent University.

Dr. Manning was licensed to the gospel ministry and ordained at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) by his mentor and spiritual covering, Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr. While at FBCG, he served as Special Assistant to the Pastor and Young-Adult Pastor.

Dr. Manning is the author of three books. Saving Our Sons: Effectively Engaging Young Men of Color, Move Like a King, and Are You Afraid of Heights. In addition to serving his local church, he also serves as a seminary professor, church consultant and leadership coach.

Dr. Manning is a native of the Washington, D.C. area where he and his wife LaVera currently reside with their three sons Levi, Reuben and Joseph.

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Dr. B. Manning Preaching

Dr. Manning’s exceptional gift for explaining and exhorting God’s Word has opened opportunities for an international preaching ministry. His preaching is imaginative, engaging and challenging as he breaks down the Scriptures in a way that is understandable and applicable to anyone.

 

Having begun preaching at the young age of 16, God has allowed Dr. Manning to preach on national platforms and to received numerous awards and recognitions for his preaching.

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Testimonials

Cliff Ashe

“Awesome! Awesome! …is the feedback I have received from our church. We are thankful to God for all that Dr. Manning invested in our lives.”
~Dr. Cliff Ashe, DaySpring Ministries

Dexter Nutall

“In these times when GOD’s word and the relevance of Biblical preaching and teaching is questioned, we need proclaimers who are true to their calling. Dr. Bobby Manning offers a fresh yet uncompromising presentation of the gospel of Christ in a way that is not only heard but experienced. His ministry will bless your congregation as it has ours.”
~Pastor Dexter Nutall, New Bethel Baptist Church

Tyrone Stevenson

“Each time he has preached at our church, Dr. Manning has brought incredible insight, energy and solid Biblical exegesis to each of our services. Because it is important to me to have solid biblical preaching in our pulpit at all times, Dr. Manning remains on my speed dial.”
~Pastor Tyrone Stevenson, Hope Christian Center

John K Jenkins

“I have trusted Dr. Bobby Manning to teach Expository Preaching to our ministers for several years. He has done an outstanding job training our members in the elements of homiletics and empowering people to proclaim God’s Word effectively.”
~Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr., First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Doug Fombelle

“Dr. Bobby Manning brings a warm biblical faith, relational depth, and a scholar’s mind to the classroom. Our students love his classes! They appreciate how his work in the classroom is tied to the reality of his ministry. He knows the material, and cares for his students as fellow servants of Jesus.”
~Dr. Doug Fombelle, Denver Seminary

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