OUR TEAM

LEADERSHIP

Administrative Bishop: Bishop Mark Leonhardt

Email: coglaab@gmail.com

Phone: 225.293.0165, Ext. 211

Bishop Mark Leonhardt has a rich heritage in the Church of God. Born and raised in Greenville, SC, he was called to preach the Gospel in 1993. 

After serving five years in Youth & Discipleship in two states, he has served as Lead Pastor in three churches. His most recent pastorate was Fort Mill Church of God in Fort Mill, SC where he served for nearly seven years. 

Mark met his wife, Al’Lora at Lee University in 1989. They have been married and enjoying ministry together since 1991. They have two married children, with one grandson, Braxton Turner Leonhardt.

In July 2022, Bishop Leonhardt was elected to the Council of 18 at the Church of God General Assembly in San Antonio, TX. He was also appointed to the serve the Church of God as Administrative Bishop for the state of Louisiana. 

Louisiana Women’s Discipleship Director: Al’Lora Leonhardt

Email: coglawd@gmail.com

Phone: 225.293.0165, Ext. 216

Al’Lora Leonhardt is an Alabama girl who has had the delightful privilege of serving God in many wonderful places in the USA and around the world. She has worked alongside of her husband, Mark, in ministry for over 31 years.  With fond memories of serving on staff at International House of Prayer in the late 1990s, it is a true joy to be back in Louisiana in a new role.  

In addition to spending time with family, Al’Lora enjoys reading, shopping and all things coffee.  She loves the beach AND the mountains. The newest JOY is the grandbaby, Braxton! 

Guided by Proverbs 24:11 and a passion to share the message of hope in Jesus, she enjoys speaking at churches and conferences.  Al’Lora feels strongly compelled to encourage other women in ministry as we really are all in this together!  She also participates in and leads local and world missions outreaches several times a year, including missions trips to Mexico, Ecuador and Tanzania.  Al’Lora works part-time as an RN with hospice care, which gives her the opportunity to encourage families in times of bereavement.  

Youth & Discipleship

Email: coglayd@gmail.com

Phone: 225.293.0165, Ext. 213

SUPPORT STAFF

Administrative Secretary: Amy McElwee

Email: coglasec@gmail.com

Phone: 225.293.0165, Ext. 211

BOARDS & COMMITTEES

STATE COUNCIL

Ron Brown, Chairman
Paul Brasseaux
David Doiron
Jeff Hammond

YOUTH & DISCIPLESHIP COMMITTEE OF ACTION

BJ Smith
Jacob Douglas
Joshua Antley
Will Carson
Scottie Smith
Matthew Jarvis
Kyle Whitmer

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES BOARD

Helen Babin
Johnette Lawrence
Trisha Ray
Kathy Smith

GIRLS MINISTRIES BOARD

Kelli Kibbey
Rebecca Douglas
Rachael Jarvis