Meet Our Founder

Ministerially, Dr. Leslie E. Bartley has been an evangelist, pastor of eight churches, a foreign missionary, Christian educator, and is now a semi-retired US missionary. Dr. Bartley was first introduced to foreign missions through a missions trip to Panama, sponsored by the Louisiana District Assemblies of God Youth Ministries in 1972.  He further extended his ministry into Mexico while pastoring in Bullard, TX from 1975 to 1982.

Leslie E. Bartley helped in the establishing of a church in Natchitoches, LA while he earned a BA degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA.

The Bartley’s have pioneered churches in Jamaica and Louisiana.  They have also accepted the challenge of revitalizing four churches, bring them to a level of stability and growth. Dr. Bartley has served in various capacities as an educator. He has been instrumental in helping several schools and colleges in their accreditation efforts.

Leslie and Frances Bartley spent eight years in Jamaica, WI, ministering throughout Central America and the Caribbean. They built a resident Bible college, a evening Bible college, and several biblical and theological training outstations while serving as foreign missionaries in Jamaica, WI.

They have spent the past 29 years as US missionaries, working in Arizona, New Jersey, Louisiana, and East Texas. Their ministry resided in urban centers across the United States where they engaged in educational and pastoral duties.

Leslie and Frances Bartley currently minister to urban senior adults, providing counseling services and a monthly fellowship meal and activities.

In addition, Dr. Bartley has also helped bible colleges with their accreditation precesses To date Dr. Bartley has helped one public school, one foreign mission bible college and three US bible college with their accreditation processes.

Attached to this tab is a photo gallery which features some of the Bartley family’s endeavors. Go to this menu’s sub-menu “Photo Gallery” to view the Bartley Family’s ministry photos.