The Lord allowed Pastor Bobby Leonard to start Bible Baptist Tabernacle over 40 years ago.  Pastor Leonard and just a handful of people organized Bible Baptist Tabernacle and began meeting in the back yard of Brother Tom Barbee's house.

He never dreamed that years later many missionaries and pastors would be called and sent from this ministry that the Lord used him to start in a town that was  then known as "a preacher's graveyard."  By much prayer and much labor under the anointing of the Spirit of God, it has been all but that.  He has seen hundreds of people saved around the altars of Tabernacle and has had the joy of seeing many of them go on to spiritual maturity.

Soon after being saved, Pastor Leonard met Miss Jean Rogers.  After claiming John 15:7, he purposed in his heart that she should be his wife.  They were married and now take great pleasure in their four children, nineteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild.  Their constant desire is to see ALL their family saved and serving Christ with all their heart.