Leslie R. Harris ministers at Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church in a variety of ways, including teaching Sunday school to the youth and young children, leading children’s church, planning special events for the youth group, leading Bible study groups, and organizing outreach and evangelism ministries.
PERSONAL STATEMENT: I came to know the Lord at an early age—around 11 or 12 years old. My father was a Baptist minister and I would memorize his sermons all the time and re-preach them to my friends at home after church. As a child, I loved reading the bible stories and retelling them to family and friends. I felt called to ministry at the age of 16 and began preaching at that age in a Pentecostal denominational church. I attended Bible college to better prepare for ministry and servant leadership. Influenced by two Christian traditions, I have come to realize that no one denomination has a monopoly on the love of God and the Christian message of hope and salvation.