Leo Barrata – Elder
Leo was born in Italy. He came to the United States at age of ten. He grew up in Palisades Park and has been living in Emerson, NJ for close to 30 years. In the providence of God, Leo was led to start reading the Bible at age 29 was brought savingly into the kingdom of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Through a colleague Leo was introduced to the doctrines of grace and TULIP in 1997 and then in 1999 he was invited to Grace OPC. Leo has a zeal for the lost – both within his family, at the various pizza parlors he has owned or worked for, and for the peoples of Bergen County. He has been a ruling elder here at Grace OPC since the fall of 2018 and serves as our elder for outreach. Leo also teaches the high school Sunday School class.