Our History
 
 
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Construction of the Gym

Construction of the Gym

 
 
 
Leptondale's ministry roots go back to July 12, 1898, when Leptondale Sunday School was founded. At some point, the Sunday School became a church. Here are some key dates in our history:
1898 - Sunday School started in various area homes

1900 - East Leptondale Chapel was constructed, dedicated October 14, 1900 

1931 - Fred Bopp, pastor of Cornwall Baptist Church starts Wednesday evening services

1945 - Alice Heotzler Secore starts Sunday evening service for young people

1954 - East Leptondale Bible Church is formed

1955 - On February 3, Rev. Donald Valenti begins service as pastor

1961 - December 15-17 - Dedication of the new church building

1962 - Pastor John Yates begins as pastor

1965 - An addition was made to the sanctuary and classrooms

1971 - Pastor Richard Emmons begins service as senior pastor

1979 - The gym was added

1980 - Leptondale Christian Academy was started

1983 - Pastor Dwight Brown begins service as senior pastor

1987 - An additional four classrooms were added

1995 - Pastor Bruce Baker begins service as senior pastor

2000 - Pastor James Pittman begins service as senior pastor

2009 - Pastor Steve Betcher begins service as senior pastor

2012 - Pastor Bryan Tripp begins service as associate pastor
 
2015 - Pastor Mike O'Dowd begins service as senior pastor