The Ministry of Rev. Leslie C. Smith

1943 to 1947His Majesty’s Forces serving in the Royal Signals in India and Burma (now known as Myanmar) it was whilst in imphal Burma that Leslie became aware that there was a God and his subsequent relocation to Bombay (Mumbai) led to his responding to the call of God as a result of the preaching of the Gospel in the main street.
1947 to 1949Trained as a Watchmaker & Jeweller and opened His own shop
1949 to 1951NYLC College St Andrews Surbiton Surrey including work as a South East Counties Voluntary Evangelist and also an Itinerant freelance Evangelist.
1952 to 1953Oxford Railway City Mission & Itinerant Evangelism
1954 to 1957Formation of Knowle West Evangelical Church - Bristol
1958 to 1959Youth Worker at Pilgrim Hall Assembly - Lincoln
1960 to 1963Director of Exeter City Mission
1963 to 1966Longford Hall Mission - Manchester City Mission
1967 to 1970Victoria Dock Mission London - The Shaftsbury Society
1970 to 1973Hosier Street Chapel (later to become Central Evangelical Church) - Reading
Formation of Christian Youth Outreach
1973 to 1974Hebron Evangelical Church (a home fellowship) - Reading
1974 to 1978Bodmin Road Church (Evangelical) - Hull
1978 to 1981Director of Leeds City Mission
1981 to 1984Whyteleafe Free Church (Evangelical) - Surrey
1988 to 1991Northallerton Evangelical Church
1992 to 1999Orchard Park Evangelical Church - Hull