"This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;" 1 Timothy 3:1,2
"If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:" - Isaiah 1:19
Thomas S. Lee, Jr.
Bishop Thomas S. Lee, Jr., a man that is in urgent pursuit of fulfilling God's purpose and will.
Bishop Lee, a man whom his mother describes as "always being peculiar," was born in Greensboro, Alabama and completed his early education there, graduating from Moundville Public High School, Moundville, Alabama. After graduating from high school, he attended Florida A&M University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry. He received his Master's degree in administration and supervision from Nova University. During his college years, he never forgot the source of his strength and although he testifies of his lack of total commitment to Christ during those years, he still went to church and sang in the choir, continuing a practice his mother had instilled in him when he was a child.
During his church years in Tallahassee, he fellowshipped at the First Institutional Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida, under the pastorage of Rev. C. C. Cunningham, a man who inspired him to reach for higher heights in the Lord. Bishop Lee also attended the International Bible Institute, Plymouth Florida, where he received his minister's credentials. He served under the spiritual guidance of Bishop R. B. Hemingway, New Jerusalem Church of God.
Bishop Lee served as an educator in the Orange County Public Schools system for thirty years, serving as chemistry and biology teacher, adult education coordinator of ABE/GED programs, administrator, and director of Transition Education. He has served in numerous leadership roles in both the educational realmand in ministerial alliances.
Although Bishop Lee has a master's degree in education and has been a leader in educational programs, he realizes his most rewarding education is the coming into the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Receiving the anointing of God and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, he walks uprightly in his calling as one of God's chosenambassadors, taking hold of the gospel plow and walking worthy of the vocation for which he is called.
He is the presiding prelate and founder of EBON Temple, Inc., a non-denominational mission, Orlando, Florida. Other ministries and facilities under his leadership includes organizations in Pavo and Thomasville, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In 2009, he was joined in marriage to Mrs. Ella Lewis.