Lesley began serving as a part-time church pianist/organist in Polk County when he was 11 years old. After graduating from Mars Hill College with a BA religion degree in 1988, he continued graduate studies with The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In addition to his roles at Freeburg Pianos, he also serves as part-time Music Minister at Tryon Presbyterian Church.
Lesley has been active in community service groups and many musical programs in both Polk and Rutherford counties. He has a passion for history and is very involved with historical research, photography and publications. Lesley lives in Rutherfordton and is an officer with The Rutherford County Historical Society.