Terence Lester

Terence Lester is a community activist, social scientist, ordained minister, speaker, author, and founder of Love Beyond Walls. He is a believer that everyone deserves equity, love, and a chance to change their life.

Terence travels domestically and internationally speaking about issues relating to social justice, poverty, homelessness, faith, and culture. His campaigns have been featured on USA Today, NBCBlack, Black Enterprise, Upworthy, and have been viewed by over 8 million people globally.

His greatest passions involves educating the general public about pressing issues that plague the lives of those who are vulnerable voiceless, and marginalized and using that to mobilize people to love those who are unseen and forgotten. Terence holds four degrees and has written several books.

He is happily married to his friend, Cecilia, and together they have two wonderful children, Zion Joy and Terence II.

Cecilia Lester

Cecilia Lester is wife to Terence and mother of Zion and Terence II. Love Beyond Walls would not have been possible without the support, organization, and care that Cecilia has contributed.

She currently serves as the Co-Starter & Organizer for Love Beyond Walls. She is known for putting details together and her amazing planning skills. Cecilia volunteers and serves the community in her spare time as well.

Dexter Culbreath

Dexter is a husband, father, leader, and unifier. He has a background in leadership at major retailers as well as churches. Dexter has an incredible gift in connecting and unifying people through meaningful relationships.

At Love Beyond Walls, he is the Director of Community Development. Dexter works with the people we serve to create relationships that lead to lasting connection and change.

Julia Webb

Julia is wife to Michael, mom to 9-year-old Eli, a connecter, and lover of people. She has worked various jobs in education, retail, and ministry. Each of these roles have brought her closer to personal mission statement and vision that people are the focus of life.
She uses her gifts of organization, communication, and joy to serve as the Administrative Assistant for Love Beyond Walls.

Kellie McGann

Kellie is a writer and storyteller who focuses on telling stories that change the way people see the world around them. She’s passionate about justice, equality, and cultivating conversations around challenging issues.

She joins Love Beyond Walls as a writer + content creator with a mission to tell the stories of the people we work with.

Enrique Morgan

Enrique is a graphic designer with over eleven years of experience helping organizations build solid brands. His passion for combining creativity, message, and design is a vital part of our organization and team.
He works with Love Beyond Walls as a graphic designer and helps spread our message of bringing a voice to the voiceless.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • David Asbury, CEO of Northwestern Benefit, Board Member
  • David Douglass, Treadstone Valuations, Board Member
  • Harvey Strickland, US Postal Service, Board Member
  • Chuck Davis, Georgia Power, Board Member
  • Frank Sabo, Entrepreneur, Board Member
  • Cecilia Lester, Board Member
  • Terence Lester, Board Member
ADVISORS
  • Pete Westermann, Entrepreneur
  • Jennifer Hudson, Fierce Consulting Group
  • Brian Bloye, West Ridge Church
  • Ralph Watkins, Wheat Street Baptist Church
  • Traymone Deadwyler, Think For Good
PARTNERS/CONTRIBUTORS
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Atlanta Airport Marriott
  • Embassy Church International
  • Urban League of Greater Atlanta
  • Central Baptist Church
  • Praise Academy
  • Bank of America
  • Woodward Academy
  • AKA Sorority (Upsilon Chapter)
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Pulse Church
  • Cozzee
  • Wells Fago
  • Helping Mamas
  • College Park Elementary School
  • Revolution Church
  • ATL 1×1
  • Reveal Magazine U.S.
  • United Way
  • Ga Tech
  • Voya Investments
  • Awesome Foundation (Atlanta Chapter)
  • SCLC Organization
  • Woodruff Library
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Tyler Perry Studios
  • Zify.com
  • Greenforrest Baptist Church
  • Nissan South
  • Praise In The Park
  • Covered Bridge Church
  • North Metro Church
  • Love Joy High School
  • Kindezi School (both locations)
  • Tri-Cities High School
  • United Way (Gwinnett Chapter)
  • Humble Treasures
  • Northwestern Benefit
  • LeCrew, LLC
  • Wheat Street Baptist Church
  • On Mission Church
  • SG3 Media
  • Sheltering Arms (Welcome All location)
  • Fork Yeah ATL
  • Mission MAD (Kentucky)
  • Warehouse of Hope
  • RacTrac
  • Faith India Ministries
  • Grady High School
  • Soles 4 Souls
  • Dream, Live, Learn
  • LEGGOLAND
  • Nautica, Tanger Outlet
  • Tees & Quotes
  • Kangker
  • Tae’s Place Hair Salon
  • Option 13
  • Salvation Army
  • That Place Atlanta
  • The FIIIX
  • ABL Radio
  • It’s Just A Dream Inc.
  • Hope Church
  • The Purple Phoenix Project, Inc.
  • NIKE
  • Edible Arrangements (Camp Creek)
  • Liberty Tax (Old National)
  • Clip Appeal
  • Sandtown Middle School
  • Paulding County High School
  • Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Fulton County Government
  • Dunville Christian Church
  • Lowe’s (Camp Creek Parkway)
  • Genesis Church (Orlando Florida)
  • Sistas Inspiring Sistas
  • DINAO
  • Bomb Moms
  • Toxic Kisses
  • Elizabeth Baptist Church Youth Department
  • Bruster’s
  • Subway
  • West Ridge Church
  • Relevant Church
  • Day1 Radio
  • Life Revolution Church
  • FCA (Paulding County High School)
  • Mosaic Church
  • Essence Church
  • Midtown Bridge Church
  • Dinner w/ Friends
  • Church Street Elementary School
  • Riverdale Elementary School
  • Mt. Zion Primary School
  • Fountain Elementary School
  • E. J. Swint Elementary School
  • Harmony Leland Elementary School
  • Contender’s Church
  • RockBridge Church
  • Graystone Church
  • Wadsworth Magnet for High Achievers
  • Tri-Cities High School

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