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He has never allowed accolades nor monetary gifts to blind his vision. His mission is clear and ordained by a higher Authority, which is God, and his passion for serving is one of authenticity. Today, after 35 years of service, he credits relevancy as his divine gift for impacting a new generation of admirers. When Lester lost his mother, Sarah L. White, to cancer in , not long after he was diagnosed with an acute throat disorder, which at times impairs his speech. Two pivotal experiences in his life, that left him devastated, depressed, and dishearten.