Pastors (Ministers):

Cary Hadley
Cary Website
Cary came to South 14th Street in July of 2015. He is a 1988 graduate of Lipscomb University. He and his wife Lori have three sons, Andy, Aaron and Will. Cary is a teacher of ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) at Seminole High School in Sanford, FL, and Lori is the Elementary Principal at Mount Dora Christian Academy.
Ray Jones

Elders – Pastors:


 Forrest Jerkins

Forrest Jerkins

Forrest Jerkins has served as a Shepherd since 2009. He and his wife Tammy have lived in this area since 1986. Tammy is the daughter of Carlton and Carleda Ross.  Forrest practices dentistry in Fruitland Park.  They have 4 children, Robbie, Rebecca, Ross and Anthony Saincilaire.  Forrest plans the worship services and tries to keep the technology functioning properly.  When they have time, Tammy and Forrest love to go snow skiing!

Ray Jones

Ray JonRayes has served the Leesburg church as an elder for the last 20 years.  Ray grew up on a dairy farm in North Alabama.  He received a BA degree in Religious Education from Alabama Christian College in 1965.  It was there that he met and married his wife LaDonne. They moved to Lessburg and have resided here ever since. They have 3 children, Brett Jones, Kristin Scovack and Bethney Backhaus and 6 grand children.  Ray has worked as a school teacher, lumber salesman, a part-time minister for several congregations in the surrounding area and as a building contractor for the last 40 years.  He serves our congregation as supervisor of building and grounds, an adult Bible class teacher with emphasis on “As You Go Discipling” as God’s plan for church growth and currently serves as Minister of Involvement.

Joe Richmond


Joe Richmond grew up in the Ozarks of Missouri between Branson and Springfield. Joe Graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri with a degree in Industrial Technology. Joe worked his entire career in manufacturing with emphasis in manufacturing engineering and manufacturing management. The last 40 years was manufacturing medical devices. Joe lost his wife Beverley after 55 years but is now married again to Claudette. Joe has three daughters, six granddaughters, and twelve great grandkids. Joe came to South 14th Street church of Christ in May 2007 after his retirement and was appointed an elder in January 2009. Joe is also currently acting office manager.


Robert Paulk

 Youth Pastors (Leaders):

Mike Blaise
Robert Paulk