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.