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. The Heights has been recognized in local and national publications such as The Washington Post and Outreach Magazine. 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 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.