Brian Thomas Leslie, 53, of Marshall, Texas, died June 24, 2022. Brian was born on March 28, 1969, in Springfield, Missouri, to the Cumberland Presbyterian family of Reverend Dr. Marvin E. And Jenann Demuth Leslie. Brian was a lifelong Cumberland Presbyterian, starting out as the preacher’s kid and growing up to serve the church in many different ways. He was a member of Marshall Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Trinity Presbytery) and served the congregation as both a deacon and an elder, helped out as the sound board operator for worship services, and was a vital part of the church’s Hospitality Committee for many years. He died after a short illness.
About Matthew Gore
Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and is best known for his book The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky to 1988 (2000). He has also published on a variety of topics as diverse as The Origin of Marvelman (a British superhero of the 1950s and 1960s), the relative scarcity of East German philatelics, and the biography of British pulp artist, Denis McLoughlin. He is employed by the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Cumberland Presbyterian Center in Memphis, Tennessee, as editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine and as publications manager. He has been associated with both Western Kentucky University, which honored him with their James H. Poteet Award, and the University of Kentucky. He also serves as editor for all Boardman Books (Memphis, Tennessee) publications.