Our Staff

Our Mission...


From supporting Christian summer camps in Ukraine to drilling water wells and preventing and treating malaria in Ghana, Africa, the mission is first showing the compassion of Christ, then sharing the good news of salvation in Christ Jesus.


Joyful Manna Ministries relieves the condition of human suffering in the fulfillment of the Great Commission...

Daniel Earle

Who We are


Phil Ping (FOUNDER)

As the owner of one of the largest tree service companies in Indiana, the growth and success of Ping's Tree Service has afforded Phil the joy and opportunity of helping ministries around the world. He has shared the gospel in Egypt, Jordan, Romania, and the Ukraine. He earned his Master's Degree in Ministry at Colorado Theological Seminary.Follow

Daniel Earle (ASSISTANT)

Daniel Earle is a board member and evangelistic ministry partner of Joyful Manna Ministries. While now serving at Velocity Church as Young Adult Pastor, his bivocational ministry career of over 20 years has been spent working extensively in children ministries and also in teen, young adult, adult, nursing home, bus, para-church, counseling and Bible study ministries. Daniel served as elder at Joyful Manna Baptist Church and drawing from his background in film and stage, He has also cataloged over 100 devotional sessions with his YouTube channel "Manna Minutes". His true passion lies in evangelism and discipleship for all ages and people groups using both traditional and modern platforms to share the message of the Gospel as deeply and broadly as possible.Follow

Jack Harris (DIRECTOR)

Husband, wife Juanita, father, grandfather, great grandfather. Patriot, Veteran USAF Elder,Presbyterian Church,Great Banquet Community, Foreign Missions to Romania, I.U.School of Business '52, Regional Director. Prolific Business Solutions, Inc. Benefactor of HIS mercy and graceFollow

Onwuka Jude Michael (MISSIONARY)

"Jude" as he is called, was saved in September of 2017 after several months of mentoring. He had questions about life in general, Biblical, and philosophical questions. Providentially, someone referred Jude to Phil through Facebook. Finally, after a two hour conversation with Phil and Daniel Earle by telephone, the mentoring culminated in Jude inviting Christ into his life. Follow

More About the Founder of Joyful Manna Ministries...



Pastor Phillip Ping is a veteran in the United States Army. He trained as a helicopter mechanic and was honorably discharged. In 1970, after leaving the Army, he was employed by Chrysler Corporation for 17 years. During that time, he started his own tree business.

Today, Ping’s Tree Service, Inc. has morphed into one of the largest tree companies in Indiana. Pastor Ping is an accomplished, Certified Arborist and sits on the Marion County Tree Board as a consulting Arborist. Business ownership has allowed him the joy of helping ministries around the world. He has shared the gospel in Egypt, Jordan, Romania, and the Ukraine. He earned his Master Degree in Ministry at Colorado Theological Seminary.

Saved in 1973, Pastor Ping has served in several positions in the church before answering his calling in ministry. He served as an associate to three different pastors with over 15 years in those supportive services. He also held various roles such as a Bus Ministry Worker, Sunday School Teacher, Junior Pastor, and Teen Pastor. He then answered the Lord’s call to plant a church, Joyful Manna Fellowship.

Pastor Ping lost his wife, Stephanie Ping, in October of 2011 to ovarian cancer. Stephanie is greatly missed. Sadly, five years after the passing of his wife, his daughter Victoria, was brutally murdered in her home. He understands more-than-ever what it means to be acquainted with sorrow and grief.

Pastor Ping is the father of three daughters and one son. He is also blessed with nine granddaughters and three grandsons. He is a very accomplished business man, powerful preacher, leader in the community, wonderful father, and grandfather. He is one of the most generous people you will ever meet. He is dedicated to the Lord's service and will continue to humbly and faithfully serve Him until he is called home.