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Leonard "Buck" Groves,
served as minister of the Southern Hills Church of Christ in
Highlandtown, Ohio since 1984. He was born in Chester, West Virginia in
1943 and was baptized at the age of 19 by Tom W. Butterfield. In 1964,
brother Groves married Vera Beagle, who was also a member at the church
in Chester where her father serves as a deacon. Buck and Vera have one
son, Brandon, who still lives at home. While attending the church in
Chester, brother Groves taught a teenage class, led singing and served
as a deacon from 1970-1984. He has preached by appointment for
congregations at Monroeville, PA; Moundsville, WV; Glen Easton, WV;
Steubenville, OH and East Liverpool, OH. Brother Groves has worked with
the Chester Bible Camp and the Northeastern Ohio Christian Youth Camp.
He has conducted singing schools in Export, PA and East Liverpool, OH.
Groves has written three songs which he hopes to publish in the near
future. His father, who is also named Leonard, gave Buck his nickname
which has stuck with him. Leonard Groves is best known as simply "Buck."