Pastor Leonard L. Southern began his pastorate at Lithia Baptist on January 1, 2021.
He previously pastored the following churches: Mt. Zion Baptist and First Cross Roads Baptist in Halifax County, VA; Buchanan Baptist & Arcadia Chapel, Buchanan, VA; Fort Lewis Baptist in Salem, VA.
He is married to Kathy Hillman Southern. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Leonard is an avid fisherman and hunter, but his main passion is teaching and preaching the Word of God.