Guest: 09-16-09 PASTOR JAMES D. MANNING, Ph.D.: Minister, Author, Talk Show Host
on Evident Footprints
Rev. James D. Manning Ph.D
James David Manning is chief pastor at the ATLAH World Missionary Church on 123rd Street in New York City. Manning grew up in Red Springs, North Carolina, and has been at ATLAH since 1981. ATLAH stands for All The Land Anointed Holy, which is God's name for Harlem.
Manning graduated from The College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Arts degree and continued on to Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York where he was awarded a Master of Divinity. Manning also holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the ATLAH Theological Seminary, an unaccredited educational institution.
Manning is fiercely opposed to the gentrification of Harlem and calls for its residents to boycott its shops, restaurants, doctors, banks and churches. That action, combined with a general rent strike, would force all property owners out of Harlem, he said, leaving the neighborhood to its rightful inheritors: black people. Manning calls his plan "No Dew, Nor Rain," after Elijah's warning to Ahab, king of Israel, of a coming drought. "When there's no dew, no rain, there's a drought - there's all kinds of suffering," said Manning. The whole of Harlem, he said, is to be a "drought zone."
The ATLAH World Missionary Church has become a landmark in Harlem, and the teaching of the church has attracted thousands to the light; it brings to a once forsaken community.
As a younger man, Manning burglarized homes, mostly on Long Island. He spent about three and a half years in prison in New York and Florida for burglary, robbery, larceny, criminal possession of a weapon, and other charges before his release in 1978. While in prison, he became a devout Christian.
His congregation, "ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church" is the former Bethelite Missionary Baptist Church. The church is also the site of the ATLAH Theological Seminary, where "the renowned and educationally astute Honorable James David Manning, PhD" offers classes on preaching and prophecy (et al.).
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Don Nicoloff is a professional, multi-instrumental musician, singer, composer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, teacher, producer, audio recording engineer, investigative journalist, author, radio broadcaster, and talk-show host with international credentials.
He has also written feature stories for the Idaho Observer newspaper and hosts his own syndicated radio show, "Evident Footprints," which can be heard Monday-Friday, 10 p.m., PST on BBS Radio. You can read his articles or listen to past broadcasts via his web site at: directlightproductions.com As a researcher and investigative journalist, Don has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and TV talk shows, including: artistfirst.com; "The Edge AM with Daniel Ott." "The American Awakening" [with Michael Herzog] "The National Intel Report" [guest-host for John Stadtmiller], "The American Activist," [with Don Harkins], and "The Truth Hertz Radio" with Charles Giuliani [Republic Broadcasting Network], the "Liberty Forum," [with John Bryant], American Voice Network [with Don Harkins], the "Jeff Rense Show" [GCN], the "Richard Syrett Show" [CFRB, 1010 AM, Toronto, Canada], "All Day Live" and "Call 4 Investigation" [ScanTV, Seattle, WA].
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