”We continually raise awareness and mobilize an army of people who dare to get involved in breaking down barriers and dreaming up new solutions.Terence LesterFounder
Terence Lester is a speaker, activist, author, and thought leader in the realm of systemic poverty. He’s known for nationwide campaigns that bring awareness to issues surrounding homelessness, poverty, and economic inequality.
His awareness campaigns have been featured on MLK50, TVONE, Creative Mornings, USA Today, NBC, AJC, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Upworthy, and have been viewed by millions of people worldwide. In 2018, Terence led the March Against Poverty as he walked from Atlanta to Memphis (386 miles). He finished the march and spoke at the historic Lorraine Motel for the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s assassination.
He has spoken on the same platform as other civil rights activists such as: Bernice King, Roland Martin, Gina Belafonte, Michael Eric Dyson, Tamika D. Mallory, and many others.Terence’s unique approach combines storytelling and digital media to help illustrate social justice issues and holistic approaches to solving these ailments.
Terence has written four books and his book new book, “I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes To Invisible People” releases Summer 2019 with InterVarsity Press. He also holds four degrees and is working towards his doctorate.
He is happily married to his best friend, Cecilia Lester and they have two amazing children, Zion Joy and Terence II.
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.
She uses her gifts of organization, communication, and joy to serve as the Executive Assistant for Love Beyond Walls.
After completing a missions mentorship in Southeast Asia, Dara wanted to continue serving her community back home in Atlanta. She now serves as administrative support for the Love Beyond Walls team.
- Pete Westermann, Entrepreneur
- Jennifer Hudson, Fierce Consulting Group
- Brian Bloye, West Ridge Church
- Ralph Watkins, Wheat Street Baptist Church
- Traymone Deadwyler, Think For Good
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