Lester Meriwether has been the Executive Director of Literacy Connexus since May 2004. Literacy Connexus is a not for profit organization that helps churches help persons with literacy needs in Texas and beyond.
In this capacity, Meriwether represents and advocates for hundreds of volunteers who each week teach English, basic literacy or conspire to provide beginning home libraries for families with no books. He works with talented volunteers across Texas who serve in a variety of ways to help churches help people with literacy needs.
Meriwether is the immediate past president for Literacy Texas, the State’s literacy coalition that provides advocacy, networking, resources, and training for community-based programs. He also serves on the Interagency Literacy Council formed by the Texas Legislature in 2009.
Prior to his current work with Literacy Connexus, Meriwether assisted communities through Drug Prevention Resources and the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He was the founding director of the Baylor Literacy Missions Center in 1988.
Meriwether is a graduate of Louisiana State University (B.S., 1975), the University of North Texas (M.Ed., 1992), Golden Gate Baptist Seminary (M.Div., 1981), and Southwestern Baptist Seminary (D.Min., 1987). He and his wife Donna reside in Fort Worth, and have three daughters and one granddaughter and one grandson.