Pastor Gary E. Lee believes in the transforming power in Luke 4:18-19: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Pastor Lee feels we are called to expand the Kingdom message outside the walls of the church. God has charged him to equip the church to influence and to impact the community. Thus, enlarging the Kingdom of Christ by displaying and demonstrating the loving kindness of God to the lost, the needy and the hopeless.

Reverend Gary E. Lee has witnessed and lived a life of ministry and servitude. As the youngest of his parents, Pastor James and Merle Lee of Wendell, NC, he was influenced at an early age by his father’s ministry and commitment to God. The Lord purposely surrounded Reverend Lee with spiritual leaders and other faithful believers of His word for the manifestation of him living a Kingdom Life and walking in God’s absolute authority. Reverend Lee believes that when we truly accept the scriptures, we will indeed possess the same power and anointing as Jesus in Luke 4:18-19.

Upon joining the First Baptist Church of Middlesex family in 1993, Rev. Lee became a very active member. Under the leadership of the late Pastor Essie M. Brown, he was blessed with her unwavering spiritual nurturing and tutelage for kingdom work and was ordained as a Deacon in 1997. Gary served as Chair of the Deacon Board from 2006 to 2013 until he accepted his call to the ministry under the leadership of former Pastor Stanley Purvis. During his years of being molded by God for ministry, he unselfishly shared his gift of teaching the word of God as a Sunday School, Bible Study teacher, Youth Leader, Men’s Ministry Leader. God also anointed his voice so that Reverend Lee could help usher God’s people into His presence through song. He has served as the Minister of Music, Praise & Worship leader, and Choir Director of the multiple church choirs.

On August 13, 2017, Rev. Lee was installed as Pastor of First Baptist Church after serving as interim for 6 months.

He and Linda, his wife more than 25 years, are the proud and loving parents to adult children Portia and Daniel. They are also the chosen God Parents to god daughter Savannah. Adding to the joy of their lives are their three young grandchildren, Kaiden, Saige and Mazi.

The Lord has truly shown His favor to him and in return Pastor Lee gives himself wholeheartedly to Kingdom work.