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Rev. Leo Daniel Cyrus, Sr.
Reverend, New Hope Baptist Church

Leo D. Cyrus has served as the Pastor of Baton Rouge’s New Hope Baptist Church for over twenty years. In 1983, Pastor Cyrus also became the spiritual leader of Second Baptist Church which too serves the Baton Rouge community.

Pastor Cyrus is past Vice President and Treasurer of the Louisiana Baptist Convention; former Vice President Fourth District Baptist Association; and Southern Regional Coordinator for the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. Sunday School Publishing Board Christian Education Department.

Pastor Cyrus has been a member of the Federation of Churches and Synagogues; an advisory council Member for Eden Park Elementary School and is aformer Member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board. Pastor Cyrus currently serves on various boards throughout the Baton Rouge, Community.

He is married to Deloris Morris Cyrus.They have three sons, Leo Jr., Michael, and Kevin

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12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?

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How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?


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What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

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