Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Tony Shirley was born and raised in Green County, Kentucky. It was in this small town in a little country church called Allendale Baptist Church, that Bro. Tony was saved and started his service for the Lord. He served as church pianist and youth choir director at Allendale Baptist for several years before coming to New Manna Baptist Church.
After graduating from Western Kentucky University in 1995, Bro. Tony moved here to Marion, NC to teach at our newly opened Christian School. It was at this time that he met and married his wife Rebecca and they have faithfully served the Lord together at NMBC ever since. God has blessed the Shirley's with a daughter, Karsen and two sons Kooper and Neko.
Since coming to New Manna, Bro. Tony has served as a school teacher, administrator, Sunday school teacher, bus captain and youth pastor. God has continually promoted Bro. Tony through the years and in January 2004 the church elected him to be our pastor with a nearly unanimous vote. Bro. Tony is our faithful pastor, preacher and friend and we are very excited to see how the Lord will continue to use him in the upcoming years.