Bryan Jeffery Leech

LEECH, Bryan Jeffery. b. Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England, 14 May 1931; d. Walnut Creek, California, 30 June 2015. Leech was educated at London Bible College, and pastored a church in Surrey before emigration to the USA in 1955; with further study at Barrington College in Massachusetts (BA, MA), North Park Seminary, Chicago; and Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. He was ordained in 1959 in the Evangelical Covenant Church and pastored churches in Boston, Massachusetts; Montclair, New Jersey; San Francisco, and Oakland, California. Leech won a hymn-writing contest in 1973, sponsored by the ecumenical movement ‘Key 73’, for his hymn ‘Let God Be God’. He has worked as a writer and...

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