Lesley Francisco McClendon serves as Senior Pastor and her husband Caleb serves as the assistant pastor at C3 – Calvary Community Church in Hampton, VA. The dynamic duo teaches with vigor and passion, but aims to deliver powerful, life-altering messages with their simple, easy to comprehend delivery. Born in Mississippi, Pastor Caleb cannot help but to be a southern gentleman, especially to his beautiful wife, Pastor Lesley. His laid-back approach in ministry is more similar to motivational speaking, encouraging and probing the minds ofpeople who simply just want to live victoriously. Throughout the entirety of his life, creative expression has been of the utmost importance. From poet and rapper, to graphic designer, Caleb creatively fills the space of any canvas or room.
Born into a family that has been doing ministry for generations, Pastor Lesley could hardly see herself doing anything else but preaching. The little girl standing on top of the bunk bed, pretending to speak to crowds, has morphed into a sensational and powerful teacher that is doing the very thing she saw for herself a couple decades ago. Lesley has a passion for bridging generational gaps and loves speaking to a broad range of audiences, although she often says that mid-twenties to mid-life crisis is her sweet spot. Teaching and motivational speaking oozes out of her pores, but constantly learning is at her core. Soon to complete her doctorate at Duke University, the quest for knowledge will not stop at another degree. Witty, spontaneous, comedic, and ever-evolving, Pastor Lesley seeks to stay on the cutting edge, while staying true and firm on the solid foundation her parents, Bishop L.W. Francisco III and Dr. Natalie Francisco have formed. To learn more about Pastor Lesley Francisco McClendon, please visit her personal website http://lesleymcclendon.com.