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 Victor's 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 817-405-2657.


to the website of the Johnny Leslie Family, 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 individual 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.



Congratulations Joshua and New Term

It's hard to believe that we are back in Croatia again with one child less. We flew to the States in April so that Joshua our second son could graduate high school and begin preparing his life for Bible College in the Fall. It seems like just yesterday that we left our firstborn in the States and now his brother has joined him.

Joshua feels called to be a missionary to Bosnia so he is starting Bible college in the Fall at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City. We are excited to see what God is going to do with his life in the next few years.

As our children graduate and move to the States to begin following God's will for their lives our home is slowly becoming very quiet. We're seeing a near future of just Johnny and I and honestly we're not sure we're ready but we know God knows and has it all under control.

While in the States we did get to visit some of our supporting churches and a few new ones along the way. We were excited to have three churches join us in reaching Croatia for Christ and we look forward to seeing what God is going to do with us over the next term.    



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