Reverend Doctor Asa J. Lee
The Rev. Dr. Asa Lee was born in Suffolk, England, and is the product of a loving home where his mother and grandmother instilled in him the values of pride and integrity that are guiding him through his life and ministry.
Since coming to Christ as a teenager, Dr. Lee has used the gifts that God has given him to be in service to the community and the body of Christ. Rev. Lee exercises his gifts as an educator of leadership, worship and theology. He has taught in public and private schools in Virginia and Maryland, and served in a leadership capacity in several churches in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia. It was while serving as the Minister of Music at the Saint John Baptist Church in Columbia, Maryland that he accepted the call to pastoral ministry.
Rev. Dr. Lee was licensed by the Faith Shepherd Baptist Church of Washington, DC, and ordained by the Mount Olive Baptist Church of Arlington, Virginia, where he currently serves as the Assistant Pastor/Minister of Christian Education. In addition to his ministerial responsibilities, Dr. Lee serves as the Associate Dean for Community Life at Wesley Theological Seminary. In this capacity, he is responsible for the programmatic, academic and spiritual life of seminary students. Dr. Lee is a dedicated theological educator and believes strongly in education as the vehicle for expanding one’s view of the world. He has served on the faculty of Northern Virginia Community College and is often a guest lecturer at workshops and seminars dealing with Christianity in the 21st century; religious difference; and issues affecting church leadership.
Rev. Dr. Lee completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Magna cum Laude from Hampton University. He earned his Master of Divinity degree, cum Laude from Wesley Theological Seminary followed by his Doctor of Ministry degree in Educational Leadership at the Virginia Theological Seminary. He holds membership in several professional and social organizations, including the American Academy of Religion, the Religious Education Association, the Association of Leadership Educators, and is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Dr. Lee is married to the Reverend Chenda Lee, a United Methodist Pastor, and together they have four beautiful daughters, Akeemah (Pronounced: Ah-key-ma), Jaanaiya (Pronounced: Jah-nye-yah), Cydah (Pronounced: Say-duh), Camaini (Pronounced: Kah-may-nee).