Manley Miller was given the nickname “Spiritual Tupac” by NBA All Star guard Jrue Holiday. A pastor, teacher, chaplain, leader, and innovation specialist, Manley is often complimented for being one of the funniest pastors on a ministry platform. His irreverent and insightful approach to breaking down bible teachings combined with his relentless vulnerability and honesty has built a mega church full of people who never thought a church could be relevant to them.
Manley began his ministry efforts in the year 2001 at Celebration Church in his hometown of New Orleans. Since then he has served in every ministry position from Janitor to Senior Leadership.
He currently serves as Pastor of Celebration Church Kenner which he launched in 2014. The congregation has experienced 400% growth since inception and currently serves more than 2000 people on a weekly basis. Manley also leads the innovation efforts for all 11 of Celebration Church’s bi-lingual campuses. providing executive level leadership for information technology, production technology, creative, printing, media, design, advertising and video production.
Manley has been the chaplain for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans since 2011 and the radio host for the daily show Face-2-Face. He served in Disaster ministry following Hurricane Katrina providing key leadership to Celebration Church’s Disaster relief center which was one of the largest disaster relief and housing centers on the Gulf Coast.
Manley has also had success in a number of unrelated fields including being awarded for his graphic design, dancing, and journalism. He even received a 27th place ribbon for a swim meet when he was 10 years old.
Manley and his wife Dana met at Celebration Church where all four of the children have been dedicated and currently serve in ministry. Their first date was to a Starbucks where Dana said, “I don’t know if you know my dad’s story, but he was addicted to crack!” Manley replied, “Well…my mother was addicted to cocaine.” They high-fived across the table and have been best friends ever since.