Meet our FWC Leadership Team
Dr. Duane E. Mangum
Dr. Duane E. Mangum serves as the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Family Worship Center: A Place Where Families Can Imagine located in Waldorf, Maryland since 2018.
Dr. Mangum has served in the Gospel Ministry as a Licensed & Ordained Minister and Pastor since 1982.
Dr. Mangum is a graduate of Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Philosophy (With High Distinction) in Christian Counseling. Dr. Mangum also holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees, in Business Administration and Management from Concordia University, as well as an Associate degree in Education and Training Management from the Community College of the Air Force.
Dr. Mangum has been awarded Honorary Doctoral Degrees in the following disciplines: Master of Ministry, Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Divinity. (Miracle Fellowship Gospel Ministries, Inc.)
Dr. Mangum is a retired Air Force and Navy veteran, where his service to the United States has spanned over thirty-years, and he also is a retired Federal Government Civil Servant with over twenty-five years of service.
Dr. Mangum is the President & CEO of Blending To Make IT, LLC and a Certified SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) Facilitator, a Presidential Member of the American Association of Christians Counselors, a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist, and Licensed Professional Pastoral Therapist.
Dr. Mangum has authored four books: Blending To Make It: Ingredients For A Successful Blended Family, From The Incubator To The Kingdom: The Story of a Young Man’s Journey to fulfill his God-Given Purpose. He and his wife Michele have Co-Authored the book that is entitled, “Straight Talk About The Blended Family: Keeping It 100,” and his solo book, entitled, “Life After Divorce: The Rebuilding Process” was published in December 2020. Dr. Mangum also wrote the forward for the book entitled; “Speaking From The Heart of Widows & Widowers” A Compilation of six authors, published January 2021.
Dr. Duane “Dee” Mangum and Dr. Michele are the hosts of the radio show “Straight Talk About The Blended Family” on the WBGR Health and Wellness Network & FB Live, which airs every Wednesday, from 1:30-2:30 PM EST. ( Dr. Duane “Dee” and Dr. Michele)
Dr. Mangum and Dr. Michele hosts their daily radio show “Championing Your Walk” on the Gospel Time Machine, from 5:00-5:30 pm EST.
Dr. Mangum is a Silver Member of the Black Speakers Network.
Dr. Mangum serves as the Vice Chairman of the New Hope Church Outreach Services Board of Directors.
Dr. Duane “Dee” and Dr. Michele are in a blended family and the proud parents of three incredible young adults and five amazing grandchildren.
Dr. Mangum’s quote about the blended family: “Blended families have treasures that are only hidden temporarily, but those that use the shovel of love and forgiveness find them.”
Dr. Duane “Dee” and Dr. Michele hosted the Healthy Mindset Virtual Workshop, March 13, 2021, which was sponsored by the Family Worship Center.
Dr. Duane “Dee” and Dr. Michele hosted the Blended Family Village Virtual Conference, July 18, 2021, which was sponsored by the Family Worship Center: A Place Where Families Can Imagine.
Dr. Duane “Dee” and Dr. Michele were featured in an article of the Courageous Woman Magazine’s August 2021 issue.
Dr. Michele D. Mangum currently serves as the Executive Pastor, Praise & Worship Leader and Outreach Coordinator for the church 2017-Present.
Dr. Michele is a retired Accountant, Event Planner, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, a Mentor to young ladies & women, a Christian Counselor - specializing in the Blended Family, the Co-Author of the book “Straight Talk About The Blended Family” Keeping It 100, which was released December 16, 2020.
Dr. Michele D. Mangum is the Co-Radio Host of “Straight Talk About The Blended Family” on the WBGR Health & Wellness Network-FB Live, which airs every Wednesday, from 1:30-2:30 PM, and the Co-Host of “Championing Your Walk” on the Gospel Time Machine, that airs daily from 5:00-5:30 PM Est.
Dr. Michele D. Mangum serves as the Vice President of Blending To Make IT, LLC. She facilitates all administrative actions and scheduling of Counseling, Mentoring Clients.
Dr. Michele D. Mangum has been awarded Honorary Doctoral Degrees in the following disciplines: Master of Ministry, Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Divinity (Miracle Fellowship Gospel Ministries, Inc.)
Dr. Michele D. Mangum has been serving in ministry for over thirty-years as a Women’s Ministry Leader, Youth Leader, Homeless Advocate, Co-Facilitator of “Straight Talk” Young Adult Teaching Ministry, Choir and Praise & Worship Leader, Nursing Home Ministry and Street Ministry Leader.
Dr. Michele D. Mangum serves the New Hope Church of God Outreach Services, Inc. preparing portable food bags for under-privileged and homeless families and individuals in Charles County Maryland weekly. (Thursday’s 11:00 AM-3:00 PM).
Dr. Michele D. Mangum was born, raised & educated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michele also creates beautiful corsages, bouquets, boutonnieres, ring bearer pillows & flower girl baskets, to name a few. Michele loves to create venues that take your breath away. She is married to Dr. Duane E. Mangum and they collectively have 3 adult children; Tiffany, Duane E. II, and Michael P. II. They collectively have 5 grandchildren; Raegen, Jabree, Lotus, Michael P. III and Mikayla are in a tremendously blessed Blended Family.
Dr. Michele D. Mangum loves to encourage and uplift people! She has an infectious smile and positive outlook on life. Her motto is “If it’s not life threatening – it’s not that deep!” Michele is a Christian and loves God and people!
Dr. Michele D. Mangum loves to sing, bowl, roller skate, do arts & craft projects, read & journal, do Sudoku, cryptograms, crossword puzzles, cook, bake, watch movies & play board games.
Dr. Michele D. Mangum believes that “laughter is good for the soul,” and she finds something to laugh about everyday!
Dr. Michele and Dr. Mangum hosted the Healthy Mindset Virtual Workshop, March 13, 2021, which was sponsored by the Family Worship Center: A Place Where Families Can Imagine.
Dr. Michele and Dr. Duane “Dee” Mangum were featured as the cover story in the UPWORDS Magazine June 2021 issue.
Dr. Michele and Dr. Duane “Dee” Mangum hosted the Blended Family Village Virtual Conference, July 18, 2021, that was sponsored by the Family Worship Center: A Place Where Families Can Imagine.
Dr. Michele and Dr. Duane “Dee” were featured in an article of the Courageous Woman Magazine’s August 2021 issue.