As a volunteer and public servant, Dr. Mangum leads a prayer group that provides intentional prayer for anyone in need of encouragement and hope.  He also assists those who are going through extenuating circumstances and those that are homeless, hungry and destitute. Oftentimes after prayer through his church, he would provide them with finances to assist them with getting food for themselves and their family. This ministry reflects God’s commandment that we are to love one another and communicate God’s love. 

The Teacher


The Mentor/Counselor

Dr. Mangum and his wife started a “Straight Talk” class in the Young Adult Ministry to further encourage participation in character-building activities such as real life discussions on family, employment, appropriate personal attire, self-development and self-worth.  The appeal of the course has resulted in a phenomenal and positive reaction from all attendees which resulted in increased participation and attendance and inspired Dr. Mangum to author a book, entitled ‘Blending To Make It: Ingredients for a Successful Blended Family (2014). 

Dr. Duane Mangum press kit


"Dr. Mangum is a spirit-filled, dynamic and energetic man who believes in the success of family dynamics.  He understands the joys and pitfalls of a blended family through his firsthand living experience and doctoral degree in counseling.  This book is filled with wisdom, knowledge and insight enabling the reader to learn tools toward a healthy blended family."

        --Sheryl G. Reeves, MAMFT, COATESVILLE, PA

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The Community Activist


Who is Dr. Mangum?

Author| Motivational Speaker| Mentor | Christian Counselor

Dr. Mangum, is a 25 year retired Air Force veteran, who received an associate’s degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Education and Training Management from the Community College of the Air Force.  Dr. Mangum also has earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration from Concordia University and later earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary.   

Dr. Mangum is a Seminar Facilitator, Leadership Trainer, Lifestyle Coach, Community Outreach Activist, Mentor and Motivational Speaker.

Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, he and his wife Michele, reside in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.

​​The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” 

 ~ Genesis 12:1-3 (NLT)

Dr. Mangum promotes the tenets of civil/human rights, equal opportunity, human relations, and public service through ministry in his local church.  He serves as a mentor, counselor, teacher, academic advisor and spiritual role model for young men, many of whom are from single-parent homes.  In the Soldiers for Christ ministry, he empowers young men, ages 10-18, to pursue excellence with pride and determination by encouraging them to share their faith with other young men in their peer groups and communities, and increasing their self-confidence.