Les was born in Seminole, TX and lived most of his childhood in West Texas. In 1979, he moved to Columbus, MS where he started worshiping with the congregation at 7th Street. It was there that he met and married his best friend, Phyllis Hickman in 1983. They have been blessed with three loving children: Katy, a 2008 graduate of Freed-Hardeman and currently a 3rd grade teacher at Mobile Christian School; Emily and Matthew, both recent graduates of Harding University.
Before becoming an elder in 2006, Les served as the deacon over the Children’s Bible School Program. He and his wife continue to be blessed with the opportunity to teach 2 and 3 year olds about God in Bible class. Les counts it an honor to shepherd a flock of Christians who continually strive to reflect the love of Christ in their lives.