Leon and Melanie met when in college, Rice University (Houston, TX). While in college, they were leading the Impact Movement at Rice as Bible Study leaders and Evangelism coordinators with Cru. They married in 2000. , and then married in 2000. They started the African-American ministry called the Impact Movement at Rice University; joined the Impact Movement in 2002 and in 2005, began their service at the Impact National Headquarters in Orlando, Florida.
While in Florida they heard God’s call to South, Africa. Campus Crusade for Christ-South Africa invited them to come and help rebuild the campus movement in 2009. Leon is the Provincial Team Leader of the Western Cape province of South Africa.
The Bests say “We have found Isaiah 58:12 to be so true: Your people will rebuild ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwelling.”