Dr. Jerome O. Lee

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Rev. Lee's picture from the First Baptist Website[1]

Reverend Dr. Jerome Odell Lee is the current pastor at the First Baptist Church (West Main Street).[1]

Personal Life and Education

Dr. Lee was born and completed his early education in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Christian Education from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, his Master of Divinity Degree and his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. His doctoral project was titled "A Paradigm for Increasing Adult Attendance in The Church School."[1]


Dr. Lee has served as a member of the Christian Education Leadership Teaching Team for the Baptist General Convention of Virginia.[1] He has also been an Instructor for the Evans-Smith Leadership Institute sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He was also a Core Faculty Advisor in the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program at Virginia University of Lynchburg, and served on the faculty of the Richmond Virginia Seminary.[1]


Dr. Lee is affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and has served as the moderator of the River City Faith/Richmond Baptist Association and in various leadership positions within the African American Fellowship of Virginia/BGAV.[1] Dr. Lee is a member of the Minister’s Conference of Richmond and Vicinity, the African American Pastor’s Council of Charlottesville, Virginia, and a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.[1]

Dr. Lee is currently on the National Ministry Team of the Baptist General Association of Virginia as the African American/African Churches Coordinator and the Preaching Camp Coordinator for the African American Fellowship of Virginia.[1]

He has served on evangelistic missions in Jamaica, Czech Republic, Liberia, Trinidad, South Africa, Ghana, Togo, and Benin West Africa. In August 2019, Dr. Lee lead a team to Nairobi, Kenya East Africa.[1]

First Baptist Church

In 2018, Dr. Lee became the first Traditional Pastor of First Baptist Church (Main Street).[1]


Dr. Lee is listed in Who’s Who in America 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999); Who’s Who in Religion 1992-1993 4th Edition (pub. 1992); Who’s Who in the and Southwest 1997-1998, 25th Edition (pub. 1997).[1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Web. Transitional Pastor, Website, First Baptist Church, 2019, retrieved July 12, 2021.

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