The Late Founder
Rev. B. G. Leonard, Founder and Dean of Christian Training Centres Worldwide, and B. G. & E. T. Leonard Ministries, passed away November 15, 2000. Rev. Leonard was 94. He is survived by his wife, Rev. Evelyn Thiele-Leonard (Rev. Mrs. B. G. Leonard); three sons and one daughter by his first wife, Gladys: Bazil, Charles, Vernon, and Connie Leonard – all Canadian citizens. Rev. Leonard is also survived by a grand number of 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Rev. B. G. Leonard’s ancestral line is traced back to Royalty via the military, to the War of the Roses and Knights of Armour.
A minister and missionary for over sixty-two years, throughout many countries, Rev. B. G. Leonard – known worldwide as Brother Leonard – taught the “Gifts of the Spirit” and his own Full Bible Course as God revealed the truths unto him concerning same. Rev. B. G. Leonard is author of many books, including some being translated into Spanish, German, and French. He also has written many gospel hymns, songs, and choruses – sung worldwide, in a number of languages. In his early years, Rev. Leonard was a cowboy in western Canada, a teamster, a violinist, an orchestra leader of his band “The Jolly Rogers”, worked in the medical field and was in the Secret Service. Rev. Leonard entered his ministry in 1934 in Canada and foretold the advent of the space program and other events that have taken place in the past century and are taking place in this century.
Funeral Services for Rev. B. G. Leonard were held at Buena Vista Funeral Home and Burial Park on Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 10:00am. Visitation was Saturday, November 18, 2000 at Buena Vista Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00am to 9:00pm with a prayer and song service at 7:00pm. Rev. B. G. Leonard’s final resting place is in the mausoleum at Buena Vista Burial Park in Brownsville, Texas.
I, Sister Evelyn (Rev. Mrs. B. G. Leonard) would like to thank you for your condolences, love and prayers at this time. The work of God here will NOT be slowed down nor will we allow the enemy to hinder it in any way, shape or form, because of the passing of Rev. B. G. Leonard, whom God blessed so mightily in the knowledge of His Holy Word. He was a great, honourable, and fearless man of God who was not afraid to stand for the truth of God’s Word as God revealed it unto him, thus he was mightily honoured of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore let us all do as Brother Leonard faithfully did, as the Word says:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
May God continue to Bless you as you faithfully walk with Him in His Holy Word. Please continue to pray for us here at Headquarters.
Sincerely in the love of God,
Sister Evelyn Thiele-Leonard (Rev. Mrs. B. G. Leonard)
The late Sister Evelyn Thiele-Leonard (Rev. Mrs. B. G. Leonard)
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Rev. Evelyn Thiele-Leonard (nee Evelyn Thiele) first met Bro. Leonard in 1956 as a student of his course Gifts of the Spirit. Ordained to the Christian ministry in 1958, Sis. Evelyn began working with Bro. Leonard in earnest in 1959, and in 1961 began traveling with him to teach the Gifts of the Spirit course for the young while he simultaneously presented the adult course. Together, they expanded and revised many of Bro. Leonard’s early manuscripts into the literary works they are today. Now sixty-one years after her graduation from the course on Gifts of the Spirit, and Bro. Leonard’s coworker for forty-two years until his death (2000). Sis. Evelyn had served as President of Christian Training Centre of Texas and is co-founder of B.G. & E.T. Leonard Ministries. Monday, June 26, 2017 she had breathed her last breath. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/brownsvilleherald/obituary.aspx?pid=185918967
Rev. Mark G. Machado
Born in Oakland, California, USA, he is full blooded Portuguese, and both ancestral lines of his family come from the Azores’, which are Islands off of the Portugal mainland. He was raised in the Roman Catholic Church where he believed on Jesus Christ as his Savior at a very young age. He began to serve God in his late twenties by pastoring a church in his home (Commonly called, cell groups, home churches, or home ministry) in the San Francisco bay area of Northern California.
He and his family then moved from California in the early nineties, to Spokane in the eastern side of the state of Washington, commonly called the, “Great Northwest” (Because of it being located in the Northwesten part of the Unites States of America). He continued to help serve in a home church while working full time as a meat-cutter, or butcher (Which he did for about twenty-four years before going into the Ministry). then attended a non-denominational Christian church out of which he also served as a jail and prison minister.
Having a zeal for God but not enough solid knowledge (And he knew it) he had heard about Christian Training Centre of Texas and the Rev B. G. Leonard Full Two-Week course on the Gifts of The Spirit. Finally, in October of nineteen ninety six (1996), God supplied and opened the door for him to make the flight from Spokane Washington, to Brownsville Texas, and he took the training course. God then opened many doors for him to preach and minister and continues to open them.
After graduating the Rev. B. G. Leonard full Bible Course of twenty-six subjects (Of which Brother Machado also has taught some of) he was then ordained by Christian Training Centre of Texas in December of nineteen hundred and ninety nine (1999) then was ask to come on board as Vice President which he favorably accepted.
Now having traveled to and through several countries including, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, England, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Africa, and from coast to coast here in the United States of America he has led many souls to Christ. His success in signs miracles and wonders to the glory of God are because of him now having that same zeal with the knowledge of “THE” truth from God’s Holy Word that he has received and walks in by faith.
He has had many open doors that have never closed, including many, many more invitations in other countries to bring the knowledge, understanding, and training, concerning the Gifts of The Spirit that he continues to walk in for the benefit of others and in the fulfilling of his own God-Given ministry.
Brother Machado now lives alone in his home in South Texas a short driving distance from the Christian Training Centre of Texas headquarters in Brownsville, where he faithfully continues to work in the office, including helping with Brother Leonard’s books. He regularly preaches and/or leads the song services on Sundays when he is not traveling on his Christian missionary journeys that God has opened and ordained him to do.
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