Rev. Dr. Jerome Lee, Jr. serves as the esteemed senior pastor of St. James Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC where he has been faithfully serving since May, 2011. Under his leadership, St. James is growing spiritually, numerically, and progressively. The church is moving forward in the 21st Century as new ministries are being birthed.
Prior to his arrival to St. James, Dr. Lee served for twelve years as the 13th pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Painter, Virginia.
Serving God allowed him to not only minister in the United States but has also taken him abroad to West Africa, South Africa, South America and Jamaica, West Indies where he preached and performed missionary work. Dr. Lee served as Second Vice-Moderator for the Eastern Shore of Virginia-Maryland Baptist Association and its Ministries that consisted of 28 churches. In 2006, Dr. Lee was appointed the Association’s Director of Christian Education, a position he held until he relocated to Greensboro. He also facilitated two 5-day workshops for the Baptist General Convention of Virginia entitled - “How to Change Your Church without Killing It,” and “Leadership Development in Rural Congregations.” His affiliations include the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors and the Hampton University Ministers Conference.
Dr. Lee earned both his Doctorate of Ministry degree in May 2015 and Master of Divinity degree in May 2005 from Virginia Union University, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. He was licensed in February, 1996 and ordained in August, 1999. Dr. Lee earned a certificate and a diploma in Christian Ministry from the James P. Boyce College of the Bible of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Lee is married to the former Cynthia J. Adkins of Cheriton, Virginia. He is the son of Jerome Lee, Sr. and Sandra Y. Packett and has one brother, Jeffrey J. Lee. In his spare time, Rev. Lee likes to read, play golf, fish and keep himself apprised of the latest technology trends.