Meet Our Pastor
Rev. John N. Leazer
Reverend John N. Leazer has served as Pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church for 22 years. He is a caring and compassionate leader committed to the teaching and preaching of God's word. His aim is to empower people to discover their true identity through bold preaching, creative teaching, resourceful training, in-depth mentoring and motivation. Rev. Leazer is also passionate about the Youth Ministry. He truly believes they are the future of the church, and his message reaches across generations.
Pastor Leazer received his early spiritual training and ministerial ordination at his home church Gethsemane Baptist Church, Salisbury N.C. under the leadership of Pastor Emeritus, Rev. James L. Stowe. While a member of Gethsemane he held several positions; he served as Trustee, an Usher, Sunday School Superintendent for 16 years and served as a Deacon for 12 years. Rev. Leazer was also a member of the Gospel Choir and Male Choir.
Throughout the years, God has continually had his hands on Pastor Leazer as he worked tirelessly in several civic organizations in the Rowan County area. His service has included being the past Member of the Rowan County United Way Board of Directors, Chairman of the Salisbury Parks and Recreation board and he was instrumental in organizing the Youth Council for the City of Salisbury. He is a past member of the Shaw University Kannapolis Advisory Board, Cabarrus County Human Relations Council, the NAACP of Rowan County, the Minority Professional Association and the African American Network through Duke Energy. He recently served on the Cabarrus County Cooperative Christian Ministries Faith and Unity committee, the United 4 Justice Social Action Committee and currently serves on the executive board of the United Missionary Baptist Association.
Pastor Leazer is a native of Salisbury, N.C. He enjoyed a fulfilling and successful 42- year career at Duke Energy of the Carolinas in Charlotte, N.C. He is supported in ministry by his beloved wife of 43 years, First Lady Darlene Leazer. He is a proud father of two successful daughters whom are both college graduates; Casena Leazer, UNC Chapel Hill Alumni and Tina Leazer Zellars, NC State University Alumni. He has a son in law, Anthony Zellars Sr., and two grandchildren.
Pastor Leazer Reminds Us:
We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
Let us remember only what we do for Christ will last.
Let us remember that all things are possible through Christ Jesus.
Let us remember God can do anything, but fail.
Let us remember that the history that we write now will be read by those that come after us.
Let us remember that the work we do now will benefit our children in the future.
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