Robbie was saved at the age of five, shortly before going to the mission field of Jamaica with his parents, Tim and Roxanne Leonard, BIMI missionaries. After returning to the states, Robbie was able to attend Tabernacle Baptist College, and move on to work in various camp and church ministries.
Amanda was raised in a Christian home and heard the Gospel preached many times. While attending a summer camp meeting at the age of 10, she felt the Lord convicting her of her need of Salvation. She finally understood she had to personally come to Christ, confess her sins, and accept His free gift of salvation.
Robbie and Amanda were married in January 2009, and in the same year the Lord lead them to serve Him at Edgewood Baptist Church as Youth Pastor under the leadership of Pastor Jim Lilley. They have been blessed to work in the children and youth ministries, the music department, and the bus ministry. While serving at Edgewood Baptist Church, the Lord gave them two wonderful girls, Alyssa born in 2012 and Brianna born in 2013.
After first hearing about the BIMI Fiji Bible Project, Robbie and Amanda began to pray for the Bible Project. They felt the Lord impressing on their hearts the need for the "Philips" of Acts 8:30-31 to go and tell the people of Fiji about Christ. During their survey trip in May 2015, they feel the leading of the Lord to go to the island of Taveuni. With a population of around 14,000, there is currently no Baptist work being done.