Meet Our Staff

Rev. Gregory T. Manning
Rev. Manning serves as Mission Developer and Pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, located in the geographic center of New Orleans. Pastor Manning also serves as an international speaker in which he has communicated God’s plan for our lives even in our struggles as far north as Norway and as south as Australia. Pastor Manning has a heart for inner-city ministry and ministry to at risk youth. He served for ten years at Grace Lutheran Church in Kansas City, KS before moving to New Orleans. He graduated from Wabash College in Indiana where he majored in Theater and Religion. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts Degree Pastor Manning went on to attend Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, his hometown, where he earned his Masters Divinity. Pastor Manning considers himself a living witness, that as written in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Pastor Manning believes that everyone’s life has a story that we are to use to glorify God, in spite of what we have gone through to come by those stories, as God’s children we must share them. Pastor Manning presently serves on the Board of directors for Rebecca’s Garden of Hope and Lighthouse of Louisiana, formerly the Lighthouse for the blind.
Gregory Vicks
Administrative Assistant