The public is invited to a community picnic on Saturday, September 7 at the Leaf River Baptist Church to welcome Pastor Billy Hardy and his family to the area. Enjoy an afternoon of free food, fun, and fellowship from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to make Pastor Hardy and his family feel at home in our community as they have just moved from Lafayette, Indiana. The free picnic will be held on the lawn of the Leaf River Baptist Church with hot dogs, chips and homemade desserts. In addition, there will be treats of popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones for the young and young at heart. The children will also enjoy a bounce house to release some of their energy while others visit with neighbors and friends.

Pastor Hardy, along with his wife Bethany and teenage children Collin and Isabel, were excited to move to Byron in late July to be the Senior Pastor of the Leaf River Baptist Church. He earned his Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in biblical counseling from Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, IN just prior to their move to Byron.  

Leaf River Baptist Church is located at 6941 North Mount Morris Road in rural Leaf River. For more information call 815-738-2205 or find us on Facebook.