Leonard "Buck" Groves was born November 21, 1943 in Chester, West Virginia. He was baptized November 1963 and married Vera May 15, 1964. Buck began preaching "over Sundays" at Southern Hills church of Christ (Highlandtown, OH) in August, 1985. He resigned as deacon at the Chester (WV) church of Christ in March, 1986 to serve the Southern Hills congregation full-time and remains with them through the present. Buck and Vera have one son, Brandon, who is 25 years old.