After completing his National Service, he pursued his University degree at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA. God was gracious to provide Leslie from day 1 an apartment living accommodation with 5 other seasoned Navigators, 2 older students and the others; working adults. After a year plus of involvement, Leslie was asked to lead the Navigator University Ministry of Hawaii until his final year where a full-time Navigator Staff was sent to Hawaii and took over from him. Choudhury lived on many short stints with Hal & Karen Jensen, the Island’s Navigator Representative as much as he could in preparation to go full-time as a Navigator Staff on graduation. God however had another plan, and it was decided he should get some corporate working experience so he got married, to Cecilia whom came to Hawaii in his last year there where she became administration assistant to the Navigator Representative, being trained as a ‘Navigator’ wife!
Leslie with wife in tow, moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work at Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel and continued to be involved there with the Navigators Community Ministry until they returned to Singapore. Back to Singapore he struggled to find a balance between work, ministry, church and family. After a brief period in the wilderness and changing churches 3 times, Leslie got out of working in the corporate world and started his journey of faith by starting up a soft-skills training company without knowing how or where his next dollar would come from!
God blessed the business and Leslie started attending Eternal Life Assembly (current church) and eventually served there both leading a cell group and being part of the EXCO to steer the cell groups growth and direction. Leslie also returned to work with the Navigators in Singapore speaking and training the full-time staff leadership team and their various ministries in ITE, Polytechnic, University, 20-30’s, professionals, community and Alumni Navs. In January, 2018 Leslie & Cecilia have been invited on board, as Associate Staff of the Navigators Singapore.
Leslie has trained the pastoral and full-time staff of Eternal Life Assembly of God, Men’s ministry team of Paya Lebar Methodist Church, both the parents and youth of Calvary Baptist Church, spoken regularly at Angora Brethren Church, and speaks and trains other churches and para-church groups regionally on invitation.
He has one precious son of 19 years old named Zackery. Leslie takes pleasure to serve God, as He leads.