The History of Our Congregation
Our congregation was established in 1932, due to the untiring efforts of Brother J.D. Jones, a gospel minister, Mr. Shelah Pitts and Mrs. Hattie Muncy. The small group of Christians met in the old Leoni School house, with Bro. Jones delivering the first gospel sermon. The congregation grew under the eldership of Bro. Shelah Pitts, Bro. Delter Tenpenny, Bro. Charlie Parton and Bro. Walter Melton.
The need for a church building arose, and
Arthur and Hallie Stewart donated the land for the building and the
cemetery lot. The church building was constructed in 1939, using
materials which had been the old Leoni school building.
Among those who have served in the Eldership of the Leoni congregation in the past were Delter Tenpenny, Charlie Parton, Shelah Pitts, Walter Melton, Leonard Parton, E.T. Brazzell, J.L. Parton, Jr., Kenneth Muncy, Robert Ford, Albert Campbell, Bill Weaver & Ernest "Butch" Young.
Our current group of Elders is comprised of Perry Campbell, David
Among those who have served as Leoni's Deacons in the past have been Taylor Lance, Kenneth Muncy, Morgan Todd, Lee Lance, J.L. Parton, Jr., Jerrell Prater, Edmund Prater, Hoyte "Jake" Davis, Charlie Pitts, Max Campbell, Perry Campbell, Terry Lester, Ernest "Butch" Young, Gary Johnson, Gayle Rains, Clarence McGee, Charles Markum, Ronnie Hall and David George.
current group of Deacons are Harry Lee Barnes, Hal Champion, Bryan
Our past full-time ministers include Lynwood Mathis, Lemuel Underhill, Jack Reed, Earl Sutton, Clifton Doty, L.T. McCord, John M. Grubb, Landon Hatley, Dan Winkler, Norman Pelham, David Musgrave, Clarence McGee, and James Boyd.
Construction of our current facilities began
The congregation continues in
its efforts to faithfully serve The Lord, through Bible classes for all
ages, worship services on Sunday morning and evening, and Wednesday
night. We are blessed with energetic, well studied teachers for our
classes, and we're blessed to have several talented men to direct our
congregational singing for our Worship services, including Ronnie Hall,
Micheal George and J.L. Parton, Jr.
|2012,The Church of
Christ at Leoni, Woodbury, TN