Church Staff

Pastor Steve Leathley


Pastor Steve, Sonja, and Erin Leathley

Pastor Steve Leathley is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of Massillon Baptist College. He spent 10 years serving as a missionary to the Pacific Islands of Micronesia. He has been the pastor of Bible Baptist Church since its inception in 1991. He received his Doctorate from Marietta Bible College in 2014.

Pastor Leathley teaches Bible courses at Marietta Bible College, and preaches consistently at the pulpit of Bible Baptist Church as a faithful minister of Jesus Christ. He regularly travels to speak at revival services and missions conferences.

Youth Pastor Lewis Braden


Lewis Braden was born and raised in southeastern Ohio, and grew up at Bible Baptist Church. Pastor Braden graduated from Pensacola Bible Institute in 2008, where he met his wife, Ashley. After they married, they lived in Enid, Oklahoma. In June 2018, Pastor Braden reunited with Bible Baptist Church, and is excited to be serving again in the music and youth ministries of BBC.

Latest from Pastor Braden’s blog, Spiritual Reload: