Dr. Darnell Leach
Founding Senior Pastor and Overseer
Dr. Darnell Leach is the founding Pastor and Overseer of the Shiloh Abundant Life Center, Forestville, Maryland which was established in 1979. In 2015, he founded Shiloh Abundant Life of Atlanta. Dr. Leach became Overseer of Shiloh Abundant Life Ministries of the Bahamas in 2017. He has served as a pastor/overseer for forty years, along with his wife, Overseer Anita Leach. In 2004, he was consecrated to the Episcopacy in the Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, World Wide Incorporated. During the 50th Jubilee Celebration of Bible Way, Bishop Leach was elected to serve on the Executive Board of Bishops of Bible Way. He also served as the Bishop for the Jamaica, WI Diocese of International Bible Way for ten years.
He and his wife have been married for 45 years. They are the proud parents of one daughter, Elder Katrice Hollins, who serves faithfully with them in ministry. They are also the proud grandparents of Darnell William Ashton, Xavier Andrew Ashton, and Averi Hollins.
Dr. Leach has served as a Bible Teacher, Lecturer, and Speaker for churches and ministries throughout the United States, and several countries in the Caribbean and West Indies.
He is the organizer of the New Beginnings Fellowship of Churches and Ministries, established in 2004. New Beginnings fellowship expands to several states in the United States, Bahamas, and Jamaica, WI.
God has blessed Dr. Leach to write several books, “Deep Calls to Deep,” “Winning the Battle over Self,” Eight Things Every Leader Must Know-Do,” “I’m Over That,” and “You Have Not Been This Way Before.” His most recent book, Leader/Shift was released in 2020.
His educational accomplishments include, BA Degree (Washington Bible College); M. Div. (Howard University School of Divinity); Certificate in Pastoral Counseling (Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Centers of Metro Washington); Doctorate in Pastoral Psychotherapy (Garrett Evangelical Seminary, Evanston, IL).
His greatest desire is to equip men and women to fulfill their assignment, to advance the Kingdom of God.
He is a pastor to pastors, confidant for many, and most importantly a man who loves and values healthy family and personal connections.
Dr. Anita Maria Leach
CO-FOUNDING PASTOR AND OVERSEER
Dr. Anita is a native of the District of Columbia. At an early age, she can remember attending various churches and realizing that something was missing in her life. Her grandmother witnessed to her about accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. In August 1966, Dr. Anita was filled with the Holy Spirit at thirteen years of age. She dedicated her life to the Lord Jesus Christ from that day.
On November 22, 1975, Dr. Anita was joined in Holy matrimony to Minister Darnell Leach. God blessed them with one beautiful daughter, Katrice Marie Leach-Hollins, who currently serves with them in ministry. She is also the loving and proud grandmother of two grandsons, Darnell William and Xavier Andrew, and one granddaughter, Averi Hollins.
In 1981, Dr. Anita received the call to preach the Word of God. She is the Co-Founder of Shiloh Abundant Life Center in Forestville, MD, where she has served for over 35 years as a preacher, teacher, workshop facilitator and counselor for the Kingdom of God. She and her husband relocated to Atlanta, GA in 2015 and planted Shiloh Abundant Life Center of ATL. Dr. Anita serves faithfully with her husband in providing leadership and covering of the New Beginnings Fellowship of Churches and Ministries. In October of 2018 she was affirmed as Overseer at the New Beginnings Conference.
She is an anointed preacher and teacher who enjoys counseling, teaching, and ministering to women. Dr. Anita enjoys traveling with her loving companion, Bishop Darnell Leach as they often have opportunities to provide training and instruction to leaders and couples.
Dr. Anita is a graduate of Washington Bible College, Bowie State University and received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2011. She is a licensed certified professional counselor, a Certified Christian Life Coach, and CEO of Abundant Living Now, LLC. Dr. Anita is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and American Counseling Association. She is also a certified grief counselor. In September 2017, she published her first book, “The Journey of Grief and Recovery.”
Her uttermost desire is to fulfill the purpose and call of God upon her life. God has given her a word of release for women in the Body of Christ. Her greatest joy in ministry is to see women emotionally healed, delivered and set free from yokes of bondage.