Bryan Jeffery Leech was born in Buckhurst Hill Essex, England in 1931. Educated in England, he came to the U.S. in 1955, receiving his B.A. from Barrington College and, after attending North Park Seminary in Chicago, was ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He served pastorates in Boston, Massachusetts, Montclair, New Jersey, San Francisco and Santa Barbara from 1958 to 1975, and is now Minister of Congregational Care and Radio at First Covenant Church, Oakland, California.
Leech is the author of some 250 songs and anthems. His songs have been recorded and performed by Norma Zimmer, Paul Sandberg, The Hour of Power Choir from the Crystal Cathedral, the choir of the Hollywood Presbyterian Church, the choirs of St. Mary’s Cathedral and Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, and very recently the Roger Wagner Chorale in their CD recording of “No Longer a Baby. He has been published by Lorenz, Theodore Presser, Lillenas, Columbia Pictures Music, Warner Brothers, Fred Bock Music, Hope Publishing, and Pavanne.