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Bishop Emmett Jason Lee is committed to the continual struggle of building lives for God, giving hope to hopeless and reclaiming lost souls for the Kingdom agenda.

Bishop Emmett Lee was born in Akron Ohio, to the late Rev. Emmett Lee & Beatrice Lee. He is married to Monica Lee, M.B.A. and they have one daughter (Yasmine). He accepted Christ in 1977 at the Unity Baptist Church in Elyria Ohio where his father was the pastor.


Bishop Lee has attended several colleges on his life’s journey of continued education. He attended Lorain Community College, Kent State University, Ashland Theological Seminary, Faith Lutheran Evangelical Seminary, Covington Seminary, and the Interdenominational Center Morehouse School of Religion.


Bishop Emmett J. Lee has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education (concentration in Social Studies), Masters of Art Degree in Christian Education, Masters of Art Degree in Sacred Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree (Biblical Studies New Testament).


Bishop Lee is working on an additional Doctor of Ministry Degree with a concentration in strategic leadership. His dissertation is: “The Replanting and Survival of the Urban Church.”


Bishop Lee was licensed in 1996 and Ordained in 2000 at the Galilee Baptist Church under the pastorate of Pastor William V. Green., Sr.


For more than 20 years, Bishop Lee has pastored three congregations. Grace Temple of Smyrna, Georgia; Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Canton, Ohio; and currently Greater Galilee Baptist Church of Barberton, Ohio.


Bishop Emmett Lee is aligned with several religious affiliations which consist of the American Baptist Cleveland Association, Akron Vicinity Inter-Denominational Ministers Association, and The Kingdom Connection Fellowship, International, where he serves as the Bishop of Christian Education. He was consecrated as a Bishop in June of 2014 by the presiding prelate, Bishop Jerome H. Ross. He is a part of the African American Joint College of Bishops.


Bishop Lee is deeply devoted to community development, community restoration, and community empowerment. He is a former board member of East Akron Community House and is currently on the board of Minority Behavior Health Group. He also is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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