About Us

Darnell A. Manuel
Senior Pastor

Pastor Darnell Antoine Manuel, the firstborn of twins, was born in Oakland, CA to Mrs. Carol Manuel and the late Pastor Jordan J. Manuel.


Pastor Manuel accepted Christ at the age of six and was baptized by his grandfather, Pastor Nelson Davis of the Greater New Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Berkeley, CA. Pastor Manuel received his formal education in the Oakland Unified School District and the West Contra Costa Unified School District, graduating from El Cerrito High School. He furthered his studies attending Contra Costa Community College and Patten University in Oakland, CA. He is currently attending The Master's College in Newhall, CA where he will soon receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries.


Pastor Manuel is a Recording Artist, Prolific Songwriter and Anointed Psalmist, having co-produced and was a featured soloist on his first recorded CD, "Tell It" with Infinite Praise. He served as Minister of Music for the New Ark Baptist Church.


Pastor Manuel answered the call to the ministry in June of 1993. He preached his first sermon at the New Ark Baptist Church, where he served as Associate Minister under the tutelage of his father.


It was after the untimely death of his father, Pastor Jordan J. Manuel that Pastor Darnell Manuel was given the awesome privilege of picking up the mantle left by his father. He was installed as Pastor of the New Ark Baptist Church in March of 2002. He served faithfully as Pastor ministering to the people of God in excellence until July 2011.


On July 24, 2011 Pastor Darnell A. Manuel transitioned here to Los Angeles, CA after being appointed the Pastor of the Carver Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Manuel has been preaching the uncompromised gospel and Carver has experienced phenomenal growth since his arrival. As Pastor Manuel puts it, we are the place of "Life and Love".


Pastor Manuel has also made an impact throughout the State. He is the past President of the Young Adult Auxiliary of the California State Baptist Convention, the largest convention in the Country.


Pastor Manuel is a family man. He is married to the love of his life, Kiara Manuel. They have three children, Ethan Michael, Jordyn Rose and Malia Hannah.


Pastor Manuel carries himself with style and grace and has dedicated himself to the Lord. He remains humble, self sacrificing and well respected in the community. Pastor Manuel's favorite scripture is Galatians 6:9 which states, "Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap and faint not."


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Our Ministers & Staff

Darnell A. Manuel
Senior Pastor
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Wayne Wilson
Associate Minister
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Patty Perkins
Administrative Staff
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Odell Bryant
Administrative Staff
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Kiara Manuel
Administrative Staff
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