Bruce Leonard became the minister for the Jasper Church of Christ on September 1, 2004 and was appointed an elder in August 2009.  He is married to Robin and they have four children and two grandchildren.  Bruce graduated from Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies (formerly East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions) inKarns,Tennessee(1987).  He went on to receive his B.S. in Bible/Ministry (2003) from AmRidge University (formerly Southern Christian University) and his MA in Biblical Studies (2012) at the Theological University of America in Cedar Rapids,Iowa.  He has been preaching since 1985.  Bruce has been working with Teenage Christian Camp since 1988 where he directs a week for teens 13 – 19 years old and is on the Board of Directors.   He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Greater Chattanooga Christian Services.   He has been involved in a mission campaign toGhana, West Africa and multiple campaigns to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  He is a member of the Marion County S.E.R.T.O.M.A. Club, the Marion County Fair Board and coaches Little League Football and basketball.