Blount County has produced real talent for many years. This may seem like a rural county to most and the borders aren’t strong enough to contain these talents forever, but this is their home, this is where they grew up. These very borders aren’t strong enough to hold these home grown talents back either. One such talent, Jeremy Lesley grew up behind the walls of the Oneonta City Schools. As a 1993 graduate of OHS, his musical and religious roots kept him grounded, but never anchored down by any means.
Playing music and singing had always been part of Jeremy’s life. He could often be heard at school talking about worship but his musical talents remained hidden until he surprised his peers in Music Class by playing one of his own recorded songs. The quiet, always pleasant Jeremy Lesley had a past and little did he know a very bright future. He didn’t stay for very long in Blount County after graduating high school. He soon become a prominent personality for various radio stations, including one in a tropical paradise far away from his home in Blount County.
Jeremy came back to Alabama a few years ago, settled down with his wife Kym and their now seven children, and became a very popular morning radio personality on 102.9 FM in Gadsden. Jeremy had so many opportunities opening up; he listened to his calling and left the station to pursue his dreams. He has performed with his band JLB (Jeremy Lesley Band) over the years, appearing at everything from the 2009 Special Olympics to sharing a stage with greats like Darius Rucker, Clint Black, Sister Hazel and many more.
While not on stage rocking with Jeremy Lesley Band, he’s found another stage to rock on. Back in Oneonta, Pastor Jeremy is once again listening to his calling as he opens the doors to A Place Called Hope Church. This church is located at The Neely Arts Center, downtown Oneonta. You may find Jeremy at the Blount County Christmas Parade on December 2, with cookies and hot chocolate in hand, ready to share with all the locals at no charge. A Place Called Hope Church sent home ready-to-cook Thanksgiving meals Friday night to many families who struggle to provide meals for their family. Soon, on December 5, you can catch him at the event Hope for Aspen at the Cullman Civic Center to benefit the family of Aspen Brown, a little girl diagnosed with a rare and deadly Tay-Sachs Disease. For ticket information call (256)962-1999.
Jeremy is a very busy man, band member, husband, Dad, Pastor, leader and follower, but to keep current on all of his latest news you may follow him on Twitter or visit his church’s website. Jeremy’s working hard to bring good things to his hometown. Whether he’s rocking on stage with his band or his family at church, one thing is for sure, he’ll be rocking somewhere.
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