Rev. Leon and Rev. Latasha Corbin are faithful members of New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia where the pastors are Rev. Louis R. Blakey, Jr. and Rev. Lois Blakey-Paige. The pastor-emeritus is Rev. Louis R. Blakey, Sr. who founded the church 41 years ago. Leon, 48, has been a member of New Canaan since 2005, and Latasha, 36, has been a member since 2011.
Leon was licensed into the gospel ministry in 2004, one year before becoming a member of New Canaan, and Latasha was licensed in 2011, the same year she became a member of New Canaan. They married since becoming members.
The Corbins are directors of the children and youth ministry. They are responsible for approximately 35-40 children ranging in ages from infant to 18 years old. Their assignment is to fulfill the purpose and mission of the ministry while carrying out God’s vision for children and youth. Their purpose is to build character based on a strong biblical foundation and the principles of Jesus Christ in the hearts and minds of all children.
Leon says, “I never envisioned myself as head of children and youth ministry, but since I was presented with the opportunity I know that it was a part of God’s plan.” Latasha says, “I have always had a passion for helping people and working with children.”
Leon and Latasha are proud parents of two adult children, Tanesha Corbin, 27, and Leon “Tre” Corbin III, 21. They also have four other children. Jamaria Shaw is in the ninth grade and will be 15 on Nov. 14. Sanaa Shaw is 10 and in the fifth grade. Elton “EJ” Shaw, Jr. is eight years old and in the third grade. Neriah Corbin is two years old.
It is a beautiful sight to see Latasha praise dancing with her two daughters at New Canaan. Rev. Latasha Corbin has been praise dancing since she was 13-years-old. She says she enjoys worshipping and praising the Lord through dance with her daughters, Jamaria and Sanaa who also began dancing at a very young age. Jamaria was six when she started, and Sanaa was seven. Neriah loves to dance and is already demonstrating her desire to dance with her mother and sisters.
Leon works for the City of Richmond, and Latasha is currently in school and expects to receive her master’s degree and licensure in professional counseling in 2016 from Liberty University.
Click below to read profiles of other members of New Canaan Worship Center located at 4712 Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond, Virginia where worship service starts at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Come and be lifted up by seeing Rev. Latasha and two of her daughters praise dance. Valuable Bible teachings take place in multiple classes on Sundays at 9 a.m. and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.