A native New Yorker, he spent his formative years developing a thick skin and dry sense of humor. Before answering the call to pastoral ministry, he served many years as a worship leader so do not be surprised if you hear him break into song. Prior to arriving at Warren, Pastor Manning served as an intern at a new church start in Ferguson, MO.

He is a graduate of LIU Post in Brookville, NY (Broadcast Journalism), and SMU Perkins School of Theology. He is married to Bria; they are the proud parents of Lena and Kaleb.

Since July 2017, Pastor Joshua has been tasked with continuing the work of revitalizing this historic congregation. He is a gifted visionary, speaker, and Under his leadership, the congregation has grown in generosity, influence, and regular worship attendance.

Pastor Joshua hopes that Warren can reclaim its status as a church that Sunny South Dallas can consider its own–one that ministers with the community for generations. If you happen to see him on the street, feel free to spark up a conversation.