Dr. Leake has been pastor of First Baptist Church, Meridian since 1995, having previously served at First Baptist, Picayune and First Baptist, Richton. He and his wife, Gloria, are natives of Columbia, Mississippi. They have 3 children and 9 grandchildren all of whom reside in the Meridian area and are a part of the church.
Dr. Leake’s work includes pastoral responsibility, preaching, and community activity. He received his education at the University of Southern Mississippi and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
He is an avid hiker and for more than 30 years has traveled annually to mountainous locations to hike and camp. His adventures have taken him to the French and Swiss Alps, the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Mt. Sinai, and various locations in the western United States and Canada.