Todays guest Pastor Leon Troy Sr., City of Columbus Hall of Famer is a true servant leader serving the community for over 60 years. Pastor Troy has a life long commitment in serving people as a Pastor, School Board President, and advisor to many community leaders.
Pastor Leon L. Troy was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended schools in Toledo, graduating from Scott High School. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Toledo, his B.D. from Oberlin Graduate School of Theology and his M.D. from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Rev. Troy has held four pastorates in the State of Ohio. The First Baptist Church, in Oxford, Ohio; the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Sandusky, Ohio; the Second Baptist Church, in Warren, Ohio and the historical Second Baptist Church, in Columbus, Ohio, celebrating 171 years of Christian Service. He has 50 years in ministry and 40 years of pastoring.
Pastor Troy is a strong advocate for education. While in Sandusky, he instituted a Head Start Program, instituted a Pre-School Center at the Second Baptist Church in Warren for children three to six years of age, and established the Columbus Laboratory School for students, Kindergarten through Sixth grade.
Pastor Troy was married to the love of his life Bernice Troy for 75 years and have five sons who continue to build the life long legacy of the Troy name.