Manuel Sanchez

Board Member

Manuel is a transplanted Californian who has called Houston home for the past 15 years. He is a graduate of the Salvation Army ARC and was loved back into society by God and the Christian, holistic, missional community of Ecclesia Church. He joined the staff of Ecclesia in 2007 as Facilities Manager and in 2009 as Outreach Coordinator. During his 6-year tenure at Ecclesia, he has journeyed alongside countless folks as they transition from poverty, homelessness and hopelessness into the heart of the same community that helped restore him. He has lead various outreach projects including the Open Table, Simple Feast & Face to Face (meal sharing outreach), Open Mic Night @ Taft Street Coffee, Exodus Cry (prayer movement to abolish slave trafficking) and 24 Hour Prayer Initiatives, and is a sitting board member of Emmaus Ministries Houston (outreach to the sexually exploited in Montrose). Manuel’s life’s work is to share the good news of God’s love.