Rev. Bill Lee
Rev. William “Bill” Lee is the Asst. Pastor at the Community of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church in Temple Hills, MD. He formerly served as the Sr. Minister to Youth at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning, where he developed, organized, and implemented a range of systematic programs that impacted over 3,000 youth that are a part of the church. He has instituted dynamic initiatives that embrace the unique styles, interests and talents of the “hip-hop generation.”
His impact and presence are felt in schools throughout the area, as a regular workshop leader, commencement speaker and advocate. Rev. Lee has garnered involvement from area radio hosts to foster informative and groundbreaking discussions and programs in the church and in schools including the Got Gifts Tour and Teens Allowed to Talk, which provide opportunities for youth to express their talents and opinions in positive environments. Through these and other programs, Rev. Lee has orchestrated partnerships with area principals to provide adult support and resources needed to address the concerns within area schools.
Rev. Lee’s preaching and teaching gifts span all generations. He travels throughout the nation and internationally to lead and speak at revivals, conferences, and worship services. Rev. Lee can be found leading adults and youth alike in innovative styles of worship.
One of his most memorable accomplishments is the negotiation of a gang truce among rival crews in Prince George’s County, Maryland, which has gained attention from the Washington Post, CNN, Gospel Today and the Associated Press. Since the truce he has worked with crew members to provide life skills training and employment opportunity.
Rev. Lee has earned a Master of Divinity from the Howard University School of Divinity, Washington, DC. While at Howard, he was blessed to serve as a Graduate Assistant at the prestigious Rankin Chapel and currently works with the Chapel on a monthly student-led worship service known as “Wednesday Night Live.” He has also begun teaching through the Continuing Education program at the Howard University School of Divinity.
Foremost, Rev. Lee is a servant of the Lord. He has a heart for God’s people and desires for everyone to embrace their God-given gifts and talents, regardless of age.