Dr. Kerwin B. Lee is Senior Pastor and Founder of Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. This church began in 1996 with 200 individuals and has grown to over 10,000 members. In 2006, he established a second church location in Snellville, Georgia. A third campus was launched in Stockbridge, Georgia during the latter part of 2015. All three locations have experienced phenomenal growth since their inception. Dr. Lee’s charismatic personality, contagious humor and attitude have attracted people from all walks of life.
Dr. Kerwin Lee is also the founder of “A Word for the Times, Inc.”, a non profit ministry committed to providing exhortation, instruction and motivation for the Body of Christ through biblical and practical teaching/preaching. He is the author of several books which include: Winning the Battle of Negative Emotions, Finding Joy in the Word of God, Feeding Your Soul with the Word of God and The ABC’s of Church Leadership. He also has a television and internet ministry that reaches people nationally and internationally.
Prior to giving birth to Berean, Dr. Lee was employed as a Youth Pastor, Minister of Christian Education and Senior Pastor of main line denominational churches. He also was employed by Young Life, a parachurch ministry designed to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ. Dr. Lee has also had the privilege to serve as a Counselor for the Billy Graham Crusade and be a Student Pastor in Kingston, Jamaica.
Dr. Lee was raised in Los Angeles, California and after graduating from high school, he attended Central Arizona College on a basketball scholarship, where he obtained an Associates Degree. He continued his studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, also on a basketball scholarship, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. While in Alaska, he accepted his call to preach and prepare for full-time ministry. Seeking to develop himself ministerially, he moved to Atlanta and enrolled at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Morehouse School of Religion and received his Master of Divinity in Christian Education. He later matriculated through Luther Rice University and earned a Doctorate of Ministry.
He is happily married to Yolanda Thomas Lee and they are the proud parents of two sons, Kerwin II and Kernard.