Leonard is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend, but most important of all, he is loved and adopted by God. He has served in ministry since 1980 as a youth leader in the church, an area director with Youth for Christ, an international speaker and trainer, a church planter, and a senior pastor. He is the founder of the 4GENetwork. His undergrad studies are in theology and ministry. Leonard holds an MA in Christian Leadership and is finalizing the last few chapters in his Doctoral Dissertation on Transformational Leadership. He and his wife, Merrily, have been married since 1989. They have two adult children and have traveled all over the world together serving the Church.
Andrei graduated from Biola University in 2012 and has been working at East Parkway Church since 2013. He has attended this church since childhood, and has enjoyed serving alongside the congregation that he grew up in. As Assistant Pastor, he serves in leading youth ministry, helps with the overall mission and vision of the church, and preaches several times a year. He is married to Becky, and together they enjoy life with their young daughter.
Melinda has worked in the office for 9 years, but her responsibilities don’t stop with typing and filing! She can be found around the building making sure things run smoothly, meeting with vendors and visitors, and taking care of numerous tasks to aid ministries within our church. Melinda became a Christian in her mid-40s, when Christ moved from that place of intellectual understanding to an indelible place in her heart. Married for 40+ years to her high-school sweetheart, Chuck, she is a fan of Sherlock Holmes and McConnell’s ice cream.