Rev. Dr. Loran E. Mann began his pastoral ministry in 1971 by establishing Pentecostal Temple with nineteen people who were won to Christ in a tent revival.
The newly-formed church body held its services in a small church located on Laketon Road in the Wilkinsburg section of the city of Pittsburgh.
Over the next two decades, the Lord has blessed the church with record growth and He
continues to do so.
In 1991, the new sanctuary, a $1.2 million project, was dedicated.
This church represents the realization of Pastor Mann's
Under Rev. Mann's
leadership, Pentecostal Temple
owns and operates radio station WGBN AM 1150, Pittsburgh's premier full-time gospel music station.
With plans to construct a $2-million dollar complex underway, the Pentecostal Temple
Church family will reach the community through educational, recreational, and social ministries.
When anointed men of God pray prayers and utilize faith to actualize visions, the seemingly impossible can be accomplished.
The ministry of Rev. Loran E. Mann
spans more than thirty years and is synonymous with spiritual, inspirational and visionary leadership.
In 1991 Rev. Mann
congregation in dedicating a new constructed $1.2 million dollar sanctuary.
Five years later Rev. Mann
relinquished a distinguished career as a television news anchor/reporter to enter full-time ministry.
A mentor to numerous ministers and pastors, Rev. Mann is First Administrative Assistant of the Church of God in Christ, First Jurisdiction-Western Pennsylvania, Superintendent of the Central District, a member of the Executive Committee of the General Assembly, the legislative branch of the Church of God in Christ.
In 2000, Bishop G.E. Patterson, Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, appointed Rev. Mann as Commissioner of Broadcasting for the denomination.
In March 2005, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell appointed Pastor Mann as a member of the Public Television Network Commission, which oversees all public TV stations in the Commonwealth.