Born in Nigeria, West Africa, Manne accepted Christ at the age of eighteen. After graduating from Bible College with a Bachelors in Theology, he planted his first church in Nigeria. Later he became a missionary and planted other churches, in The Netherlands and in Baltimore, MD.
In the summer of 2015, Pastor Manne took a huge step of faith. Leaving his position as lead pastor of a church in Baltimore, MD, he moved his family to Pearland, TX, driven by the vision of a new life-giving church that would invite people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities into relationship with Christ and into fellowship with one another. This would be the fourth church plant that he would pioneer.
During that time, Manne was a single father of three young children for seven years.
Rebecca grew up in Springfield, MA. Her family moved to Houston, TX when she was a teenager. After finishing high school in Massachusetts, she attended Rice University and obtained a BA in Psychology. She later attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health and obtained both a Masters and a Doctorate in Public Health.
In 2019 Manne met and married Rebecca, the woman that changed his world. They are a blended family and their story is a real-life depiction of God's unending love and amazing grace.
Left to right: Manne, Kelilah, Kainan, Keziah and Rebecca.