Reverend Harvey Earl Leggett was born May 14, 1935 Rev. and Ethel (McGree) Leggett of Marion, Mississippi. Moving to Colorado, Harvey Leggett graduated from Colorado Spring’s El Paso High School. After several years in the service he attended Denver University and then Jackson State in Jackson, Mississippi as well as the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Gulfport, Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Theology. Rev. Leggett came to Ypsilanti in 1970 to pastor at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church on Monroe Avenue. There he led the congregation for 32 years. Reverend Harvery E. Leggett passed away on June 24, 2002.