Rev. William “Bill” Lee is the Assistant 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.”
As Assistant Pastor of Community of Hope AME, he has been blessed to be a part of a church that prides itself for its work around HIV/AIDS, violence prevention, community/police partnerships, social justice, and educational advocacy. His impact and presence are felt throughout the area as a preacher, regular workshop leader, commencement speaker and community advocate.
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 worked with the Chapel on developing a monthly student-led worship service known as “Wednesday Night Live.” He has taught through the Continuing Education program at the Howard University School of Divinity.
His impact and presence are felt throughout the area, in many different ways as a preacher, foodie/chef, photographer, and fashion guru. Rev. Lee is the author of the book Immediately: When God Says Yes Now. His ultimate goal is to help others become the best they can be at whatever God has called them to do.
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.