Brian McLeod was born in an obscure little town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa while it was still a British colony and considered part of the common wealth. He grew up during the dreaded “Apartheid” regime which was prevalent until the release of Nelson Mandela from the notorious Robben Island prison off the shores of Cape Town. He accepted the Lord at a very young age and three years after graduating high school he realized the call to ministry on his life and enrolled in Bible College in Cape Town.
Upon graduation, he completed the mandatory 2-year internship after which he then planted a church in a suburb of Johannesburg where he labored until the Lord called him to the United States. It was here that he made the acquaintance of Superintendent Daniel Roberson of Corpus Christi, TX. A strong bond of kinship was immediately apparent between the young ambitious South African preacher and the veteran COGIC pastor: one that is still very strong to this day. Superintendent Roberson introduced this young preacher to Bishop CN Rucker, pastor of the Greater Holy Temple COGIC and here again another strong relationship ensued.
This is where the young elder got to know Mother Margaret Richardson who was then the Supervisor of the women’s department in the Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. In 1987, the Shiloh Institutional COGIC was established under the leadership of Superintendent Roberson and once again elder McLeod found himself working with this leader to build and sustain the ministry of Shiloh. In August 1988, he was united in matrimony with Lisa Michelle Davis and to this union two Daughters were born.
The oldest, Brianna Marita McLeod is now serving as a lieutenant in the United States Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy, and the younger, Christina Michele-Lyn McLeod recently graduated from the University of Kansas. So many things and life experiences cross our path but all in all our destiny is in the hand of the Lord so after a eleven year absence from Shiloh pursuing other avenues elder McLeod finds himself back In Kansas City with the Shiloh family.
Its been a long and tedious journey, certainly not without challenges and setbacks but our God is faithful and awesome. Now in the thirtieth-year elder McLeod is now the senior pastor of Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ. Look what the Lord has done.