Associate Pastor Chris Lee
Chris is currently taking a sabbatical that was previously planned. We hope Chris and his family experience a wonderful time of rest together, and we look forward to welcoming him back on Tuesday, August 25th!
Chris was born in Charlotte and was raised in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is married to his college sweetheart, Brandy, and they have two beautiful daughters Erin and Jordyn. He is a graduate, Cum Laude, of Johnson C. Smith University earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2012, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary. He recently received his Certification in Executive Leadership (CEL) from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.
Chris was ordained by the Presbytery of Charlotte on August 4, 2013. Prior to God’s call to Canyon Creek, he served as the Associate Pastor at Avondale Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to ordination, Chris served as the Director of Youth Ministry at three other churches in the Charlotte area. Chris’s passion for outreach and community engagement is clear in his involvement with local schools, non-profit organizations and community agencies at various levels. He has been a part of, and facilitated many discussions and panels in the community that deal with issues such as spiritual empowerment, community development and social justice. Chris believes that God has called him to live out a ministry that seeks to engage with Christ as Christ is working in culture, unafraid and unashamed in welcoming strangers, engaging in theological discourse, and embracing the "tough" questions that culture, life and Scripture present.