We are family. From the first day we moved here in 1996, we became a part of this family and the church became a part of ours.

Sam Leslie

MUSIC Minister

Sam Leslie is the Music Minister at South Harriman Baptist Church. Sam has been serving in ministry for more than 30 years, celebrating his 20-year anniversary at South Harriman in 2016.

Sam grew up in Jackson, Tennessee. He attended Union University, graduating in 1981 and went on to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Church Music.

Sam lives in Kingston with his wife Leigh Ann. He has two sons, Aaron and Daniel. 

Sam's Heart for South Harriman

"I was called here as the Minister of Music, and that is what I see my role here. I see myself as not as much a musician but a minister that serves in the area of music. My goal each week is to lead the congregation in worship with music that ministers to them as well as gives them the opportunity to praise God and proclaim the gospel in their own voice corporately. I want to be a part of the overall ministry of South Harriman Baptist Church."


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