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Minister , religion educator

Bill J. Leonard, American religion educator, minister. Ordained to ministry, 1971. President Parent's Club Binet School-Multiple Handicapped. Member American Society Church History, American Academy Religion, Baptist Professors Religion, American Catholic History Society, Southern Baptist History Society (Norman W. Cox award 1991).

Background

Leonard, Bill J. was born on March 20, 1946 in Decatur, Texas, United States. Son of Marvin R. and Lavelle (Henton) Leonard.

Education

Bachelor, Texas Wesleyan University, 1968. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1975.

Career

Pastor 1st Community Church, Southboro, Massachusetts, 1971-1975. Professor Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1975-1992, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, since 1992. Professor Appalachian Ministries Center, Berea, Kentucky, since 1987.

Visiting professor Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan, 1987-1988. Visiting scholar Yale Division School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1980-1981. President Faculty Association, Louisville, 1990-1992.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry, 1971.

Works

Membership

President Parent's Club Binet School-Multiple Handicapped. Member American Society Church History, American Academy Religion, Baptist Professors Religion, American Catholic History Society, Southern Baptist History Society (Norman W. Cox award 1991).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, reading.

Connections

Married Candyce L. Crew, August 15, 1969. 1 child, Stephanie Erin.

father:
Marvin R. Leonard

mother:
Lavelle (Henton) Leonard

spouse:
Candyce L. Crew

child:
Stephanie Erin Leonard