On March 22, 1999 Mark Manning was ordained by The Universal Life Church. On April 8, 2014, He was presented his Doctorate of Divinity degree from The Universal Life Church. In May of 2016, Reverend Dr. Manning founded Dallas Universal Life Church, a modern nondenominational Christian church of doers rather than just talkers. On June 22nd, 2016 Reverend Manning was bestowed the title of Bishop from the Universal Life Church. In August of 2021, Bishop Mark was bestowed the title of Archbishop of Dallas Universal Life Church. Archbishop Manning continues to offer spiritual counseling and pastors Dallas Universal Life Church leading the day to day operations, baptisms, funerals, weddings, Sunday services, and the bishop’s roundtable.