A Tribute to Andy Leatherman

We were disappointed that one of our longest serving board members, Andy Leatherman, submitted his resignation from the Onesimus board recently.

Andy cited some of the inevitable challenges of being an octogenarian…though you’d never know it to look at him…as the reason he felt he could no longer serve the board.

Thankfully, Andy plans to continue as a Prison Fellowship volunteer on Monday nights at Chester County Prison for as long as he can.  Ironically the message he preached at this past week’s service may have been the finest and most impactful sermon that he ever shared.  The men who attended were deeply moved, and heartily applauded Andy’s message.

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Andy for almost 25 years, dating back to December of 1998, when I was an inmate at CCP.  To me, he and his beloved Dorothy epitomize what being true Christians are all about.  Their thoughtfulness, kindness and service to their church in even serving a refugee family (among, no doubt, numerous instances of giving of themselves over the years) will no doubt result in crowns that we’ll all be envious of one day.

No doubt many would join me in sharing such testimonies of Andy’s faithfulness.

“Well done, good and faithful servant!”

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