August 1, 2023 -- On behalf of the Columbus Board of Education and Columbus City Schools, our condolences go out to the family, friends, and ministerial family on the passing of Reverend Leon Troy Sr.
Pastor Troy’s contributions come from both the religious and civic sectors. He dedicated more than 50 years of his life to public service in the Columbus community serving as pastor emeritus of Second Baptist Church, the oldest Black Baptist Church in Columbus.
Pastor Troy was appointed to the Columbus Public Schools Board of Education in 1996, serving until 1997. As a Board member, he was committed to the education of its students and improving student achievement, and engaging its families and the community.
Pastor Troy firmly believed in the power of education and community outreach. His dedication to community development was a testament to his passion for fostering unity, uplifting those in need, and providing them with opportunities for a brighter future.
He believed in the transformative power of education.
As we celebrate a life well-lived, — a life of unwavering faith, tireless service, and boundless love for all, we remember Pastor Leon Troy for his kindness, wisdom, and leadership. He will forever inspire us to strive for a better world.