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Brother Leo G. Gay was born in Ida Louisiana 
on February 4, 1952, to Minnie Mae Gay. 
Minnie was killed when he was 9 years old and 
his grandmother (Minnie's mom) took him and 
his four younger siblings and raised them with 
her three children, as a single parent, until 
they all reached adulthood. He was baptized in 
June 1964, in Vivian, Louisiana, by Brother R.P. 
Moore. Brother Gay has been a member of the 
church for 47 years. 

After graduating from North Caddo High School in 
Vivian, Louisiana, in 1970, Brother Gay worked 
for two years; one at a Steel Galvanizing Plant 
and one at a Cyclone Fence Company before joining 
the United States Air Force. He served 27 years 
before retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant, in the 
position of Command Chief, Air Warfare Center, 
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. 

Sister Gay (Glenda Faye Washington) was his childhood 
sweetheart since the fourth grade. She was also 
baptized in Vivian, Louisiana a few years later. He 
married Sister Gay in 1971 and they have two sons, 
Gregory Derrell and Cedric Duane Gay. A few added 
pleasantries in their life has made them grandparents 
of four beautiful grandchildren; Joslyn, Azana, 
Adam and Ava.

Brother Gay became the full time Minister of the North 
Las Vegas congregation in July, 2004 upon Brother Robert 
Hunter's retirement endeavoring to serve with humility 
and steadfastness in the faith.