About Us

The Thomas Glade Baptist Church of Christ, predecessor of the First Baptist Church of Leonard, was organized sometime prior to 1875 in the Thomas Glade School House, about ½ mile northwest of the present city limits. Records show the Constituting Council was composed of Rev. S. Marshal of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, Pike, acting as Moderator; Elder N.A. Rogers, Pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church, Whiterock, Hunt County and Rev. Williams, of Arkansas, as members. The proceedings of the [...]

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Pastor Denny Gorena

Denny Gorena has served the First Baptist Church of Leonard as Pastor since July 31, 2005. He is a graduate of the Criswell College and has been married to his wife, Cheryl, for over 22 years. He is excited about preaching expositorily through books of the Bible, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with whomever he is able, helping people to think and helping people to laugh. You can follow our Pastor at his personal website and listen to his online sermons at the links located below. read more