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Pastor Richard "Dick" Odum


Pastor Dick Odum graduated from Fort Hays State university in 1976 with a BS in K-12 education. In 2001 he was ordained to preach by the American Baptist Churches Central Region. Pastor Dick accepted the Lord in 1969 and has been hungry for the Word since. He tells everyone he meets about Jesus, so one could say the he has been preaching for 48 years in the eyes of God. He is a researcher, so when he is preaching from the Word of God, expect to learn more than just how the verse reads.  

Pastor Dick's life verse is from Hebrews 11:6 "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him."


Pastor Dick and his wife Elie were married in 1969. Their union blessed them with a son, Wade, who is married to Conoshia. Wade and Conoshia have blessed Pastor and Elie with five grandchildren. Elie serves as an important support system to Pastor's role at Lebo Baptist Church.

Brandon Pitt - Youth Director


Brandon Pitt joins us at Lebo Baptist as our new Youth Director. He comes to Lebo from Colorado via Manhattan, KS.

Brandon grew up and graduated high school in Colorado Springs, CO before making his journey to KS to attend Manhattan Christian College. He will graduate MCC in December with his Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Studies and Counseling. He plans to continue his education with a Masters of Divinity Degree from Liberty University with Doctorate aspirations to follow.

Brandon's parents continue to live in Colorado, where his mother is a marriage & family therapist at Pitt State Therapy and his father is a retired colonel for the Army and is an Aero Space Engineer. He has a younger sibling, a sister Stacy, who is attending SW Baptist University in Bolivar, MO.

Brandon has held various positions and done several jobs in ministry in the past 5 (five) years. LBC is excited to see how God moves and uses Brandon in his position here in Lebo.

Leanna Thomas - Secretary


Hello! My name is Leanna Thomas. I grew up southwest of Hartford, KS and graduated from Hartford High School in 1976. I married Floyd E. Thomas on March 15, 1980 and moved southeast of Lebo. To our marriage were born two daughters, Laura Kay and Alicia Louise Thomas.

I gave my life to Christ when I was 12 years old. My faith has always been a part of my life, and God has carried me through may trials and joys. One of my favorite verses can be found in Psalms 121:1-8..."I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made Heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved, he that keepth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepers Israel shall neither slumber or sleep. The Lord is my keeper the Lord is my shade upon my right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming on from this time forth, and even for evermore."

I married Terry Thomas in 2009 and he is the helpmate that God gave me to grow old with. We enjoy spending time with family, grandkids and supporting our Lebo Wolves. In my spare time I enjoy reading cooking, sewing & embroidering.

As well as working in the office, I currently serve as Mission Advocate (something near and dear to me) and a member of the Deacon Board.

Stop in and say "Hello" during office Hours... Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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2021 Deacon Board

* TERRY THOMAS

* MARTIN JONES

* NEVILLE WIMBS

* LEANNA THOMAS

* DWIGHT KISTNER

2021 Trustee Board

* PATT BRAY

* TIFFANY REED

* BRYON ROSINE

* GREG SLOAN

* VICKI ROSINE

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2021 Church Officers

Worship leader:  Mike Bray       Assistant:  Eloise Odum

Deacons:  Terry Thomas, Martin Jones, Neville Wimbs, Leanna Thomas & Dwight Kistner

Trustees: Greg Sloan, Bryon Rosine, Tiffany Reed, Patt Bray & Vicki Rosine

Church Treasurer: Bonnie Christiansen     Assistant: Glenda Jarvis

Finance/Budge Committee: Juanita White (chair), Bonnie Christiansen, Bryon Rosine

Church Clerk: Leanna Thomas      Assistant:  Vicki Rosine

Church Moderator: Juanita White

Music Ministry: Vicki Rosine, Mike Bray, Patt Bray, Elie Odum, Martin Jones, Judy Shoemaker, Annette Knight

Mission Advocate: Leanna Thomas, Marc Rogers & Heather Rogers

Sunday School Secretary/Treasurer: Leanna Thomas     Assistant: Kelsey Meyer

Greeters: Deacons

Church Host/Hostess: No one at this time

Computers:  Annette Knight, Mark Miller, Chris & Theresa & Colin Whalen

Bulletin: Leanna Thomas        

Head Usher: Terry Thomas

Event Committee: Leanna Thomas & Chris Kistner

Maintenance Supervisor: No one at this time

Card Ministry: Marilyn Wallace

Benevolence Treasurer: Chris Kistner

Communion Ministry: Patt Bray         Assistant: Leanna Thomas 

Bylaws (Revision):  Jack Taylor, Pastor Dick Odum, Neville Wimbs

Submitted by Nominating Committee 2020