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Record #: R2022-338   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/27/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Dr. William J. Lee on pastoral ministry appointment in Huntsville, Alabama
Sponsors: Sawyer, Roderick T.
Attachments: 1. R2022-338.pdf
adopted by The City Council
ofthe City of Chicago, Illinois


WHEREAS, Dr. William J. Lee, an outstanding spiritual leader and pillar of his community, has answered God's call to accept a pastoral ministry i" Huntsville, Alabama; and
WHEREAS, for more than two decades, Dr. Lee has served the Seventh Day Adventist Lake Region Conference with distinction and honor. He began as a seminary intern at his childhood church, Highland Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan. During his second year of seminary, he began full-time responsibilities pastoring the Trinity Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During his tenure, he also pastored other Michigan Seventh Day Adventists Churches in Jackson and Grand Rapids as well as in Indianapolis, Indiana and, for the past four-and-a-half years, at Shiloh Seventh-day Adventist Church located in Chicago's Park Manor neighborhood. For more than seven years. Dr. Lee also served as the Lake Region's Departmental Director for Men's Ministry; and

WHEREAS, before his call to ministry, Pastor Lee spent a year at Tuskegee University, majoring in Chemical Engineering.
However, in 1999 he felt that call. He matriculated to Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion (Magna Cum Laude). He furthered his education at Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Michigan where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree and a Doctor of Ministry Degree concentrating in Urban Ministries. His dissertation was entitled, "A Strategy to Increase African-American Male Membership in the Adventist Church"; and
WHEREAS, during his time at Shiloh SDA, Dr. Lee has served his community by working with District 3 Chicago Police Department Community Policing as a member ofthe Clergy Subcommittee, leading prayer marches in the Park Manor community, and holding prayer vigils for slain residents ofthe neighborhood; and

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