Donald Ezra Manning
Donald Manning is a native to Los Angeles who grew up in the West L.A community. He attended local area public schools. He went on to pursue an education at Los Angeles Bible training school, and a few years later, earned a diploma in Biblical Studies. Soon after that, He continued his studies and earned a certificate in Christian Leadership from The Urban Ministry Institute.
In addition to serving in various capacities of leadership throughout the years, Reverend Manning was also involved in a variety of ministerial endeavors that prepared him to embrace lost souls and minister to the whole individual regardless of challenges or limitations.
In April 2016 at the age of 37, he met his mentor, Reginald C. Payne. It was through this encounter and under his mentor’s tutelage that he continued to receive training and further his call to the ministry. Recognizing and nurturing the anointing and calling upon his life, Pastor Payne appointed him to various offices and positions within the church of which he has served as the youth and young adult pastor, Mens Ministry Leader, Pastoral Assistant, and many other capacities that the church has needed over the years he has been at Full Gospel.
The work of the Lord has always been first and foremost in his heart. Minister Manning has often stated that “before you leave the building, I want to give you something to think about when you go home.” His charismatic style of preaching and humorous personality filters over into his sermons as he often uses practical anecdotes to capture the attention of the congregation; “so it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit.”
As a sower goes forth to sow, he has an anointing that allows him to minister to those in need of healing of the mind, body, and soul. With such a great calling to fulfill, he finds time to visit the sick, make calls to members, conduct bible study and baptismal classes, and spend time studying God’s word.
He is supported in his ministry by his wife, La Sheanda, their 5 children, 6 grandchildren. His ultimate desire is to see people fully embrace God’s love and to walk in victory and power while experiencing the fullness of God’s promises.