Anthony Mangun was an infant when his parents accepted the pastorate of what would become The Pentecostals of Alexandria, the congregation he now pastors.
He is a graduate of Bolton High School in Alexandria. He attended Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN and Louisiana College in Pineville, LA before going into full-time ministry as an evangelist in the late 1960s. Following six years of itinerant ministry (1969-1975), during which he married Mickey Lumpkin (1972), the couple settled in Plano, Texas where they began the work of growing a church in the Dallas metroplex. They served as pastor at Abundant Life Church from 1976-1981 during which time the church grew from approximately 30 members to well over 400. In 1981, the Manguns moved back to Alexandria, Louisiana and became co-pastor with his father. He now serves as Senior Pastor of The Pentecostals of Alexandria.
Pastor Mangun is a well-known and gifted speaker, participating in conferences across America as well as around the world. He has served in an advisory capacity to the local District Board of the Louisiana District UPC. He also served 2 years as an Executive Presbyter for the United Pentecostal Church, International.
Anthony and his wife, Mickey (Lumpkin) Mangun have two children: Miquell (Mrs. Jeff Hennigan) and Gentry (wife, Lexie Dauzat Mangun). They have one granddaughter, Eva Hennigan, and one grandson, Gibson Hennigan.
While she may not hold a title that includes the word “pastor”, if you’re learning about POA, you certainly will want to know about our beloved “Mick.” She is the wife of our Senior Pastor and the mother of our Assistant Pastor and a friend to all.
From the age of seven, when she became the organist for her father’s church, or perhaps even earlier, Mickey Mangun has had the heart and soul of a worshiper. Today, she is our worship leader. She has sung before governors and presidents, and she sings for us. She is the one who chooses all the paint colors and carpet designs and determines which pieces of furniture stay and which ones go. She is the pastoral lead of our Hospitality and Faith & Wellness ministries.
Having served for over twenty years as the Producer of a major Easter event, Messiah, after taking a couple of years off, in 2015 Above All brought to life the final seven days of the life of Christ on Earth. The cast and crew numbers close to 500, and in its beginning years has been viewed by somewhere around 15-20,000 people per year. The new production offers multi-media, environmental projection, full surround sound, as well as live music and drama to bring the story of His final days and final hours to life.
In the spring of 2008, SEVEN was born from the heart and soul of Mickey Mangun. This unique ministry to those within the church and community who are suffering from addiction, along with their family members who are affected by addiction, provides a unique blend of spiritual and practical group meetings for anyone with “hurts, habits, or hang ups.” This group started out with once a month meetings and has progressed to offering four meetings per week with more to come in the near future.
Mickey’s hobbies include: running, driving, hanging out with animals and people, and eating Mexican food.