Dallas Universal Life Church Inc

Radically Different

aka Dallas Universal Life Church   |   Dallas, TX   |
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Dallas Universal Life Church Inc

EIN: 81-2826461


At Dallas Universal Life Church, Inc, it's our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and the path he has designed just for you. We are here to help improve those meaningful relationships in your family life.

Everyone has been given their own path to follow, created for each of us, by God. That path is yours and it is not the church's place to tell you what your path is. Rather, the church's responsibility is to guide you to your given path and help you to remain on it throughout this leg of your journey.We use both the Old Testament and the Gospels in our teachings. We put those teachings into practice at home and at work.

Notes from the nonprofit

There are a lot of churches and places of worship our there that go by many names, in all different sizes and places. We are not the same as most. We are all inclusive believing that all paths lead to God. Our job is not to bog you down with rules and guidelines, but rather to help you in your communication with God so that you can stay on the path that he laid for you. Together we combine our strength, faith, love, and experience becoming a family that can lean on each other and support each other; a family we can rejoice with when times are great and who can be there for each other when times are rough. We strive to be Men and Women for others in our everyday lives rejecting a selfish lifestyle and instead devoting our lives to others by sharing our gifts, our skills, our talents, our possessions and ourselves with others without expecting anything in return. This is who we are and we are proud to stand out as living a radically different lifestyle from the rest of the world.

Ruling year info


Archbishop / President

The Most Reverend Dr. Mark Daniel Manning D.D., DRS

Main address

6646 E Lovers Ln Apt 909

Dallas, TX 75214 USA

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Subject area info




LGBTQ rights

Population served info



LGBTQ people

Family relationships


NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The definition of true Christianity has been lost over time and the practice of following in the steps of Jesus Christ has been forgotten.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Spiritual / Pastoral Counseling

Rev. Mark Manning, D.D. currently offers Spiritual and Religious counseling by appointment only.

Population(s) Served

Sunday Service which offers readings from the Old and New Testament, the Gospel, A Sermon by Bishop Manning or a guest speaker, confession and absolution of sins, and an all inclusive communion.

Population(s) Served

All should be treated equally and given equal opportunities in all aspects of this gift of life that God has granted us. Diversity is what makes our world such a beautiful place and we strive to gain acceptance and respect for all, worldwide!

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

The Most Reverend Dr. Mark D. Manning, DD, DRS offers the sacraments of baptism, Holy Matrimony (weddings) and Funeral Services.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
LGBTQ people
Children and youth
Interfaith groups

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce 2022

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Dallas Universal Life Church wants to bring the true meaning of Christianity back to the world. It emphasizes this endeavor in its slogan, "Forget what you think about church."

Living by example: We have to show that we are true Christians through our lives and actions,

Teaching: We have Sunday services and The Bishop's Roundtable for in depth study

Outreach: We must spread our message through any means possible

Bishop Mark leads his congregation with the knowledge necessary to achieve their goals. The congregation gains the tools for outreach by attending services and The Bishop's Roundtable.

It's a slow process unfortunately but the church Is teaching the world 1 person at a time what the true meaning of Christianity is,

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Archbishop / President

The Most Reverend Dr. Mark Daniel Manning D.D., DRS

On March 22, 1999 Mark Manning was ordained by the Universal Life Church. On April 8, 2014, Mark was presented his Doctorate of Divinity degree from The Universal Life Church. In May of 2016, Reverend Manning founded Dallas Universal Life Church, a modern nondenominational Christian church that is promoting itself as a church of doers rather than just talkers. The church was incorporated in the State of Texas and granted 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the IRS on May 31, 2016. The church motto "Non Diligamus Verbo Nec Lingua Sed En Opere Et Veritate." translated from the Latin "But let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed.", highlights the church's emphasis on action rather than just words. On June 22nd, 2016 Reverend Manning was bestowed the title of Bishop from the Universal Life Church. Bishop Manning continues to offer spiritual counseling and pastors Dallas Universal Life Church leading the day to day operations, baptisms,funerals, weddings, and Sunday services.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

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Board of directors
as of 09/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

The Most Reverend Dr. Mark Manning, D.D., DRS

Dallas Universal Life Church Inc.

Term: 2022 - 2024

Mark Daniel Manning

Dallas Universal Life Church, Inc.

Donald Herod

Dallas Universal Life Church, Inc.

William Richard McCurdy

Dallas Universal Life Church Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/06/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.