John Leonard is the youth pastor at Mountain View Church in Fresno, California He and his wife, Brianna, love serving God’s youth. They moved to Clovis, California, from Oklahoma a week after getting married and started their first youth pastor position in August 2017. John and Brianna have had a heart for the next generation. They are passionate about teaching students to know God personally, to know the truth of his Word and to be able to share the good news of Jesus Christ boldly with others. John graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southwestern Christian University, received a three-year ministry degree in student ministries from Rhema Bible Training College and is pursuing a counseling certificate from Multnomah University. He served as camp speaker at Ascent 2021.
The Christian Leader, published bimonthly by the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USMB), connects the USMB family, celebrates our Lord Jesus Christ and cultivates discipleship as understood in the evangelical/Anabaptist tradition.