LESTER EVANSAssociational Partnerships Western Catalyst, Mission Catalysts Group
Lester Evans serves as team leader of Associational Partnerships.
His responsibilities include working with Baptist associations in North Carolina, general seminary extension, bivocational ministries, Appalachian regional ministry, demographics, ministry partnership agreements, On Mission Celebrations, and church and community ministers.
Lester has served as a pastor in five Baptist churches in North Carolina. For 13 years he served as director of missions for the Macon Baptist Association. He has also participated in mission and ministry projects from the local to international levels, worked with local community action agencies to address pressing needs, and served as a coach and consultant for various ministry needs.
He became a Christian in 1971 and received God’s call into ministry in early 1972. He received degrees from Mars Hill University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Lester is married to Judy, and they live in Otto, N.C., in Macon County where they both grew up. Lester and Judy have two daughters. Jessica, their oldest, lives at the Younce House, an assisted living group home in Franklin, N.C. Their youngest daughter, Tanya and her husband, Shane, live in Otto, N.C., where they both serve in law enforcement.