Senior Pastor Donald H. Leslie
He has been pastoring the Flock at The Rock since 1977. He was ordained in April of 1983 (Elim Fellowship, Lima NY) and is now affiliated with His Hands Ministries http://www.hhmfi.com and Glory of Zion http://www.gloryofzion.org
Pastor Don Leslie was born on August 16th, 1933 and grew up in Woodbury, NJ. He joined the Navy and served our country, during the Korean Conflict, from 1952 to 1955. He was stationed on the USS Salem while it sailed to many places around the world, especially in the Mediterranean Sea. When he returned state side, he worked as a Fireman and took a position as a sales rep. He also met his future bride, Sandra (we call her Sunny) Baker on a blind date! They were married on Oct. 26th, 1957, and have been married now for 62 years! They bought a house, and six acres of property in the small, South Jersey farming town of Aura 1958, where they raised three wonderful children, Skip, Scott, and Amy, and have five grandchildren.
He wisely subdivided his property and gave a portion to each child, so he and Sunny could have their kids & grandkids close by. In 1976 he resigned as Vice President & General Manager of a local welding supply company to serve as a full-time pastor at the Rock Church in Pitman, NJ and has been the senior pastor there ever since! In 1983 he completed his Ordination with Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY. During his time as Pastor of the Rock Church he has also been a member of the Clergy Advisor Council, the N.J. Family Policy Council, pastor for The Faith & Freedom Organization, President of the Pitman Council of Churches for ten years, and served as a member of the International Christian Alliance.
He currently serves as an Apostle with His Hands Ministry and Glory of Zion in Corinth, TX. He is also the founder of the very successful Ziklag Pastor’s Group, who meet on a regular basis to promote unity among churches with different races and cultures. His hobbies, over the years have been woodworking, fishing, raising horses, pigs and even steer. He is also a big admirer and studier of General George Patton. One of his favorite quotes is “I want to be to the Kingdom of God what General Patton was to war”. Throughout his life, God, the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit have been his passion! He has dedicated his life in service to them. The Rock Church has always been a reflection of his passion and love for God! People who have come there all throughout the years would say the same thing. He is truly what they call “A Man of God”!