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Vincent Wayne Leaver, American minister. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1974.


Leaver, Vincent Wayne was born on August 21, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Vincent Hill and Doris (Eddins) Leaver.


Bachelor in Religion, Birmingham-Southern University, 1969. Master of Divinity, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, 1973. Doctor Ministry, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, 1974.

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities (now Union Institute), Cincinnati, 1979.


Associate pastor, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Melbourne, Florida, 1974-1975;pastor, Sellers Memorial United Methodist Church, Miami, Florida, 1975-1980;urban minister, Miami Urban Ministries, 1980-1983;pastor, Coral Way S.W. United Methodist Church, Miami, 1983-1990;pastor, North Fort Myers (Florida) United Methodist Church, 1990;member core faculty, Institute Advanced Studies, Walden U., Minneapolis, since 1990. Associate dean, dean Union for Experimenting Colleges Universities, Miami, 1984-1989. Treasurer Charlee of Dade County, Miami, 1980-1983.

Board directors Epworth Village and Susannah Wesley Retirement Center, Miami.


  • Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1974.



Chairperson United States-Peoples Republic of China Peoples Friendship Association, Miami, 1976-1980, Criminal Justice Dade County Democratic Executive Committee, 1975-1976, Brevard County Americans for Democratic Action, Melbourne, Florida, 1973-1974 (board directors). Co-coordinator National Religious Leaders Task Force on Colleges and Sems., Washington, 1972. Attended opening of the United States embassy in Beijing, 1987.

Fellow Parents of Murdered Children (minister, Bill Bosler award 1988). Member American Academy Political and Social Science, Association for Death Education and Counseling, Florida Methodist History Society.


Children: Meredith, Moriah, Michelle.

Vincent Hill Leaver

Doris (Eddins) Leaver

Meredith Leaver

Moriah Leaver

Michelle Leaver