Pastor Leonard along with his wife Karen, founded Heartcry Chapel in 2005 after serving part-time on staff for a church in Clermont, FL. They also helped found a church in 1988 in St. Cloud, FL that is going strong today. Pastor has a deep passion for people, for teaching and preaching God’s Word and for seeing lives changed through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.
He believes the Bible holds real answers for every situation in life as we apply it to our lives. His desire is to see people of all ages come into a personal relationship with Jesus, see them set free from bondages created by the issues of life through the power of God; to disciple people and equip them into ministry in the body of Christ as the Church is built up for the glory of God.
Pastor Leonard believes the Church’s sole purpose is to be a vessel by which the love of Jesus Christ flows through people, to people. His stronger gifting is teaching/preaching, evangelism and the prophetic. His passion for the Lord and people drives his calling to lead Heartcry Chapel as God gives direction daily.