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OVU MDS Honors - Wesley T. Leonard


Vienna, W.Va.—Nationally renowned Evangelist Wesley T. Leonard will be teaching in the MDS Honors Program through the technology of Telepresence. Mr.Leonard is booked a number of years in advanced for speaking engagements at conferences and churches across the Unites States and overseas! Mr. Leonard is one of the finest orators/preachers anywhere. His homiletical skill-sets are second to none.

Wesley T. Leonard will be teaching the following:

In the 2018 fall semester in MDS 1 – Mr. Leonard will discuss Greco-Roman Rhetoric (Deliberative, Forensic, & Epideictic) from Aristotle’s Rhetoric, Cicero’s De Inventione, and Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria focusing on the Five Canons of Rhetoric along with three main forms of rhetoric: Logos, Pathos, and Ethos. Mr. Leonard will then move into Homiletics/Chiasm, and then focus on the preaching of Jesus in the Four Gospels and the preaching of the Apostles in the Book of Acts.

Wesley T. Leonard, born in Tallahassee, Florida, has been preaching the gospel since 1985. He currently serves as Senior Minister of the Southside Church of Christ in Orlando, Florida, and has been there since December 1999. Throughout this period, the congregation has experienced tremendous growth. Previously, he served as Minister at the Springhill Road Church of Christ in Tallahassee, Florida.

Wesley T. Leonard’s many accomplishments include:

  • Official State of Florida Pre/Post Marriage Counselor and a trained Bereavement Counselor. He has facilitated numerous Marriage Enrichment seminars throughout the brotherhood; and has conducted meetings in Africa, the Caribbean, and several regions across the United States.
  • Member/Officer of four boards:
    • Florida State Lectureship
    • Southeastern Lectureship
    • Spiritual Growth Workshop
    • Florida Civil Rights Association
  • Chairman of Religious Affairs
  • Graduated in May 2016 from Sunset Bible College with a degree in Family Christian Counseling

Wesley T. Leonard was employed with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare for 18 years. He was a Certified Surgical Technologist for 17 years, as a member of the Heart Transplant Unit where he served as Team Leader and Procurement Coordinator. He was affectionately known as the man who worked on hearts “physically” and “spiritually”. He has been married to the former Pamela Hadley since August 30, 1980. They have been blessed with 2 children, Johnathan Wesley, and Briana LeeAnn, and beautiful grandson Cailen Wesley Skinner. He is a dedicated family man.

Wesley T. Leonard has a passion for golf and other sporting activities, and enjoys these in his recreational time. His commitment to live in a right relationship with God, together with his growing interest and abilities in the areas of public speaking and community service, provide for the foundation on which he steadfastly and eagerly stands in service as a gospel preacher, minister, and counselor in the Lord’s Church.

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Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a faith-based, residential, liberal arts college founded by members of the Church of Christ. Students of all faiths are accepted and encouraged to apply. The university offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees to students from 26 states and 25 nations. To learn more visit www.ovu.edu.