Leonard Morant

Pastor Leonard Morant was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to southern Baptists parents. He became curious about Seventh-day Adventism. His interest increased after receiving a Bible from his future wife. After many Bible studies, Pastor Morant felt convicted to be baptized. In 2004, he was baptized at Central Islip Seventh-day Adventist Church, thereby becoming the first Seventh-day Adventist in his family.
Pastor Morant’s life was then interrupted by a call to pastoral ministry, in 2005. After much prayer and fasting, Pastor Morant answered the call and moved his family from Long Island, New York to Berrien Springs, Michigan to begin his faith-filled journey at Andrews University as an undergraduate theology student in August 2007.
As an undergraduate Theology student, Pastor Morant was active in South Bend Berean Seventh-day Adventist church. While attending Berean, he held the positions of ordained Elder, youth Leader, Youth Sabbath School teacher, Adventist Youth Director, and Lake Region Conference Christian Fellowship League Basketball Coach. He also served as an Elder at South Bend Praise Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist church and as the chaplain for the Michiana Youth Federation in the Lake Region Conference.
In 2011, Pastor Morant obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Theology, with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. On August 3, 2014, Pastor Morant obtained his Masters of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Church Growth and Evangelism.
He is married to the love of his life, Darla Smothers-Morant. They have been married for 17 years and have three wonderful children: Daniel, Christopher, and Sydney.
It is Pastor Morant’s belief that he is just a humble servant of God, who understands that he is a nobody, trying to tell everybody, about Somebody, who can save anybody.