Coleson Lechner

Communications Director

Hi, I’m Coleson Lechner and I joined the South Spring team in July of 2020. As the Communications Director, I serve South Spring by making sure our message is clear. I get to use my talent and love for all things media to produce all the print, digital and video content for the church. Also, I do anything John Redfearn tells me to do.

While I am a Texan at heart, I hail from the great continent of Africa, were I spent the majority of my upbringing as a missionary kid in Madagascar, South Africa and Mozambique. After graduating from high school in Mozambique, I moved back to the USA in 2011, and attended Ouachita Baptist University, where I graduated with a degree in Mass Communications.


My summers in college were spent on staff at Pine Cove Camps, where my faith was really challenged and developed, and where I met a beautiful, blue-eyed girl – the love of my life, Maggie. Maggie and I were married in 2015, and we have two kids, Claire and Ben, who add so much to our life – tons of joy and even a little grey hair.

I previously worked in full-time ministry at First Baptist Rogers, Arkansas, and on resident staff at Pine Cove camps. While we have been members here since 2016, I am excited to use my talents in a staff capacity to serve our church family.


Fun facts about me:

– I am a Houston Astros fan

– I aspire to be a golfer (both a disc-golfer and a traditional golfer)

– I love cookies and cream milkshakes, donuts, and Olive Garden breadsticks [read: all bread]

– My favorite movie is That Thing You Do

– I can speak with a strong South African accent

– My hair is not red.

This was the photo of my 2013 summer leadership team, led by Chris Sherrod,
including Jerad Birch, and both our wives, Maggie and Anna.