Rev. Dr. Leon Roberts, Part-Time Assistant Pastor for Outreach

Rev. Leon Roberts is a 2010 graduate of the Liberty University Seminary where he earned his Master of Arts in Religion and Master of Divinity degrees. In 1986 he graduated from Miami-Dade Community College with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science, completing an apprenticeship, and earning his National Board Certification as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. In 1994 he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management and Theology from Trinity International University. In 1992 Leon married Joan Young and together they operated Roberts Funeral Service in Oakland Park, FL from 1997-2003. Leon served in pastoral ministry in congregations of the Christian Church denomination in Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Florida. From June 2019 through May 2020 he served a colloquy vicarage at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. In August 2020 he completed the colloquy process and was approved to receive his first call as a pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. In January 2021 he received and accepted the call to serve as the Pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Jacksonville and was also commissioned to be the part time Assistant Pastor for Outreach at our congregation in partnership with our sister church. He and Joan are blessed with their daughter Kelly.