Affirming the Call to the Gospel Ministry

January 1, 2022

MANSFIELD, TEX. – On the afternoon of Oct. 16, 2021, a special service was held during the Southwest Region Conference Fall Convocation to ordain Timothy Lee to the gospel ministry.

As friends and members of the Southwest Region Conference witnessed the special service, Tony Anobile, Southwestern Union vice president, delivered an encouraging message reminding Lee to daily know the Shepherd; point people to the Shepherd and fish until Jesus comes. Robert Lister, Southwest Region Conference former president, then offered a prayer of consecration. After being vested with full ecclesiastical authority in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Timothy Lee received the charge to the gospel ministry as given by Carlton P. Byrd, Southwest Region Conference president and Carlos Craig, Southwestern Union president, welcomed him to the ministry.

After the Southwest Region Conference Executive Officers presented Lee with the certificate of ordination and credentials, Maggie Moore, Southwest Region associate treasurer, garbed Lee with a beautiful clergy robe. Members of the Conference staff then presented an array of gifts to Lee and Mrs. Lee and Conference first lady, Danielle P. Byrd, along with fellow ministerial spouses, welcomed Mrs. Su’Quanna Lee to the ministry.

Timothy Lee earned a bachelor of arts degree in church leadership and a master of arts degree in pastoral studies from Oakwood University and graduated from the Wildwood College of Health Evangelism as a medical missionary.

Prior to full-time pastoral ministry, Lee served as a professional Bible worker for five years, including serving with the Breath of Life television ministries evangelistic team.

In 2016, Lee accepted a call to the pastoral ministry in the Southwest Region Conference. He currently pastors the New Orleans East and Caffin Avenue International Seventh-day Adventist Churches in New Orleans, La.

By Leslie Soupet, Assistant Communication Director