The Lesters, from St. Louis, Missouri, often called “St. Louis’ First Family of Gospel Music,” have been sharing the Word through song for four generations. With more than an 80 year history and numerous albums behind them, the group proudly brings the third and fourth generation to the stage for a sound that is 100% “Pure Lester.”
Truly, the Lesters are “A Family for the Family.”
The legendary group have a concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, October 5 at Friendship Baptist Church, located at 3500 E. Liberty St. in Mexico.
A free will offering will be received at the event.
Their signature Lesters’ sound is a blend of inspired arrangements and vocal artistry, led by longtime performer Brian Lester. Brian, who also serves as emcee and manager, has been singing with the family since he was four. His vibrant voice and easy rapport with audiences ministers to young and old alike.
As a fourth generation performer, Jonathan Lester brings a real freshness to the group. Like his father, Brian, John was “born to sing,” performing at a very young age. But, he remains inspired by the generations of Lesters who went before him and by the message of God’s eternal grace.
Newest addition to The Lesters is vocalist Matt Felts. Even though he is a young man, Matt is a seasoned veteran of gospel music having sung professionally with other groups such as The Monument Quartet and The Dixie Melody Boys. Originally, he is from St. Louis, Missouri, and is a graduate from the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has a degree in marketing. His greatest desire is to share the gospel in song.
The Lesters take pride in their family heritage, but consider God’s greater family as the real reason for their continued work. As they prayfully pass their legacy to future generations, The Lesters hope to move others to a deeper level of spiritual commitment.
Missions Statement: The Lesters is a ministry dedicated to leading people to Jesus by sharing the joy of Christ through music and personal testimony.