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Our Founders

We greet in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We invite you to come and worship with us and experience the mighty works happening at Fresh Manna Ministries. 

    The Story of Oliver Leaks, Jr

    Pastor Oliver Leaks, Jr. received salvation and accepted JESUS in his life on March 28, 1988 as his Lord and Savior. Before salvation, God delivered him from selling drugs, gambling, and drinking. He also delivered him from a five hundred dollar a day cocaine habit. God saved Pastor Leaks at the young age of 19, and once he received his savior, he joined Word of Life Ministry under the leadership of Bishop Kenneth and The late 1st Lady Gloria Fuller, where he became head of the children’s department as a youth Leader. During this time he was also a licensed Deacon for five years.

    After serving faithfully over 8 years at Word of Life Ministries, God promoted Pastor Leaks to Assistant Pastor at United Deliverance Temple under the leadership of Apostle Evelyn Ponder. During this elevation, God spoke the vision of Pastor Leaks to begin Fresh Manna Ministries in Barnesville, Ga. Pastor Leaks began Fresh Manna Ministries in April 1998 with a weekly Bible Study, and in June 1998, with Sunday morning worship service. From 1998 until till now, Pastor Leaks has joyfully stood as the Senior Pastor of Fresh Manna Ministries. On December 4, 2022, Oliver Leaks was ordained as an Apostle. 

    Pastor Leaks is married to Deirdre Leaks who is also an ordained minister.  Pastor Oliver and Co Pastor Deirdre Leaks both have their Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies and are currently enrolled in theological Doctorate program. The couple has been happily married for 34years.  They have three children, two son in laws; Joshua Leaks, Charles and Kiyuna Williams, Joshua and Jakila Ransom, and two grandchildren; Olivia and Elijah Williams. Pastor Leak’s favorite scripture is John 10:10 “The thief (the devil) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I (Jesus) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

    The Story of Deirdre M. Leaks

    Deirdre Leaks is the daughter of William Dukes Sr. And Annette W. Dukes. She has one sister, Selina Walton and one brother ,William Dukes, Jr. She has been married almost 34 years to the Senior Pastor of Fresh Manna Ministries, Pastor Oliver Leaks, Jr. She is the mother of three: Joshua Leaks, Kiyuna Williams and Jakila Ransom and two additional sons, Charles Williams and Joshua Ransom. The grandmother of two precious Angels , Olivia and Elijah Williams. Deirdre has an associate degree in Computer Programming and a Bachelor of Theology/ Biblical Studies. Deirdre is currently enrolled to receive her Doctorate in Biblical Studies. On January 15, 2023, she was ordained as Pastor of Fresh Manna Ministries. 


    Growing up Deirdre was an active member of Eighth Street Baptist church. At seventeen she accepted the Lord into her life and have been living a glorious life lifting up the name of Jesus. She has been the Co Pastor for the last 24 years at Fresh Manna Ministries working diligently aside her husband. Deirdre is best known for her helping hand and compassion toward anyone she meets. She enjoys learning the word of God and walking it out to its full capacity. Throughout her trials and victories she stands faithfully on Romans 8:37, "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."

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