Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr. is an activist, author, social commentator, and the founding pastor of Renovation Church. In 2006 he felt called to plant a transcultural, socially conscious church, and through prayerful seeking of direction settled on the urban core of Atlanta. In early 2008 he and his wife Breanna moved to Atlanta to begin the process of planting Renovation Church, and in 2009 Pastor Léonce was assessed and approved as a member of the Acts 29 church-planting network, which he now serves as an executive board member. Renovation Church launched publicly on January 16, 2011 and since has baptized hundreds of new Christians, grown significantly, and continues to be an example of a transcultural, community oriented ministry that partners with the city of Atlanta, for its overall good.
Originally from Louisiana and raised Catholic, Pastor Léonce began following Jesus at age 16. He has been in vocational ministry of some kind for 14 years, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and holds Masters degrees in Criminal Justice, with a focus on Case Law (University of Tennessee), Missional Leadership (Resurgence Theological Training Center), and is finishing his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary this year. Most recently, his book Renovate was released in February of 2016 focusing on “changing who you are by loving where you are”. Léonce and his wife Breanna have lived in the Grant Park community of Atlanta for 7 years, and have three children.