Dr. Rev. Bernie H. Manning
Pastor Manning is the son of Richard and Artis Manning. Rev. Richard Manning is Pastor Emeritus of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Rev Dr. Bernie. Manning is a proud graduate of William Penn Senior High School in York, Pa. He received his B.S. Degree in Psychology from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland; his M.S.
Degree in Special Education from Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania; and Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He studied Religious Education and Theology at New Jersey Bible Institute. He served as Dean of Religious Education at a satellite program in Steelton, Pa.
He is married to Patricia Haltiwanger Manning, and has three (3) adult children, three (3) granddaughters and one (1) grandson. Rev. Manning is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and has lived in several states.
Reverend Manning is first and foremost a child of God; he is a preacher and teacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Although he has degrees, the one that really counts is his B.A. Degree (Born Again).
Rev. Manning succeeded his father as the pastor of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Reading, PA., where he has served for the past five (5) years.
He is the former Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served in that capacity for eight (8) years.
Reverend Manning retired as Deputy Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools. He recently retired again from Harrisburg Public Schools, as Assistant Superintendent. He also served as Assistant Superintendent in Woodland Hills school district, outside of Pittsburg, Pa. During his tenure in school districts, he has always established relationships between schools and church.
As a Professor in Higher Education, he served as an Adjunct Professor at Millersville State University, Millersville, Pa., Geneva College, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Messiah College in Grantham, Pa.
In addition, Dr. Manning was a contributing author of a book entitled: CHARACTERISTICS OF EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH.
Dr. Manning is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and has served on numerous boards in Pennsylvania.
In the area of athletics, he coached track and field, and basketball. He was the first African American head coach in York city schools, where he was appointed track coach in 1967.
Throughout his almost forty (40) years in education, he has fostered the cause of the NAACP and unequivocally believes that every African American should be a member of this outstanding and worthwhile organization.
Reverend Manning has served in many other capacities during his career. The service he is most proud of is providing Ministry on behalf of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His ministry is not limited to the pulpit. He is a firm believer in outreach to the youth and is dedicated to the cause of saving souls.
Presently, Rev. Manning is also a consultant in the area of Religious and Basic/Special Education and Educational Leadership. .