Dr. Leslie W. Keegel - together with his wife Belen has been the pioneer and president of the Foursquare church in Sri Lanka since 1983. Under his leadership, the Sri Lankan church has grown from 2 churches to 2,300 today. He has been the founding pastor of the Living Way church that became the headquarters church.
In 2006, Leslie was elected as Chairman of the Eastern Council of Foursquare Churches, which covers 29 nations in the Asian/ South Pacific region. He also serves as the Chair of the Global Council of Foursquare Churches since 2015.
In May 2001, the International Board of the Foursquare Church honored him as a Nation Changer at the denomination's international convention and he was simultaneously conferred a Doctorate of Divinity degree in acknowledgement of his accomplishments in the South Asia region. In June 2011 he completed his Doctoral degree in Ministry on “Urban Transformational Leadership” at Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, Washington, USA.
He is a featured speaker at international interdenominational conventions, Leadership Conferences, camps and citywide miracle healing evangelistic rallies. He is married to Belen for 37 years and have 3 grown up daughters. He is a grandfather to Leila 7 , Annika 4 and Kai 11months old.