Leslie Willis is a retired Worship Pastor with 43 years in full time ministry.
He graduated from Lee High School in Marianna AR. Leslie earned his BME in instrumental music at Arkansas State University. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Retirement allows him time to enjoy and care for family, play in a couple of jazz bands, continue developing abilities both on instruments and technology, play some golf, fish, woodworking, and helping out in churches from time to time.
He adds that Jubilation Jazz has given him an outlet to play the music and style he loves with friends from the past and many new friends while also getting to proclaim God's Mercy and Love. It is where his passion for making Christ known is combined with a musical passion to do just what Ps. 40:3b says, "Many will see it and fear, and trust in the Lord.”
He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Becky Graddy Willis. They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.