Meet the Leslie family

The Leslie Family arrived in Croatia in May of 2000. They have served for the last decade as only Independent Baptist missionaries in the entire country of Croatia. During this time the very first Independent Baptist church was planted in the northern city of Čakovec. Tree of Life Independent Baptist Church was started in 2002 and was turned over to Brother Rajko Telebar the national pastor in 2007. The church is currently under the leadership of Bro. Telebar and growing and learning to serve.

The Leslies have also tried to have an active ministry to the Roma (Gyspy) population in Croatia. The northern part of Croatia has a large Gypsy population and they are in desperate need of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Leslies are currently working in 3 different villages.

Bro. Johnny Leslie has now turned his attention to the former Croatian capitol of Croatia. Varaždin has around 300,000 souls within it's county and not one independent Baptist church. Please pray for Victors Baptist Church and the Leslies as they do their best to serve the Lord in Varaždin.

Please feel free to contact Bro. Leslie via e-mail or you may call him at 817-405-2619.


to the website of Johnny & Tori Leslie, missionaries in Croatia, Europe. We are so glad you stopped by and we pray you find the information you are looking for. It is our prayer that through these pages your heart would be burdened for the people of Croatia as much as ours are.

Please take time to view our presentation video and download a prayer card. Also you can see updates about the work here in Croatia and the Leslie Family at Life in the Field, Bro. Leslie's blog.

If you have any questions concerning our family, the work in Croatia or possible mission trips please feel free to e-mail Bro. Leslie.



Empty Nesters

It's hard to believe that we've been in Croatia for 17 years! The time has flown by and it seems like yesterday that we arrived in Croatia with our three little babies in tow. As the years have passed by our faith has grown stronger and our love for the Croatian people has deepened. We are truly blessed to be in the center of God's will. Over the last five years we've experienced change to our lives and ministry. One by one we have watched our children grow up and leave the nest. Tori and I are now empty nesters, and loving it. We love our children deeply so please don't misunderstand me, it's just that we love each other and enjoy being together. Each phase of life is different, but I can truly say that if you are in God's will, then you can enjoy each phase of life. No matter what life throws at you, God is always good!    



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