Tim Lee was born and raised in southern Illinois to John and Wanda Lee. His father pastored Southern Baptist Churches for 60 years.
Tim was an athlete in High School, playing basketball, football, baseball and track and field. He set records in the long jump and hurdles. He played one year of college basketball.
On March 8, 1971 while serving in the United States Marine Corps in South Vietnam Tim gave both of his legs to America. Instead of quitting or becoming bitter God used this major event in Tim’s life to propel him into a ministry that no one could have imagined at that time.
In Marine Corp Uniform 1969
In Vietnam 1970
Outside of Philidelphia Military Hospital in 1971
Tim pastored for five years in southern Illinois. He understands the rigors, challenges and difficulties and the blessings of being a pastor.
He has spent the past 45 years in active ministry as a full time evangelist. He has preached in all 50 states and numerous countries around the world. He has addressed thousands of local churches, Christian schools, public schools, civic organizations, veterans organizations, corporate events, colleges and universities as well as hundreds of special patriotic events. Tim Lee is known as the “Legendary Speaker” at MCRD Parris Island, where he has spoken to tens of thousands of Marines and Marine Recruits since 2013.
For 28 years Tim and his family hosted one of the most exciting teen camps in America called YOUTH ALIVE where thousands of lives were changed.
Tim Lee has a contagious zeal for revival and a fervent desire to win the lost to Christ. Since 1979, he has flown over six million miles to bring a strong message of revival, powerful Biblical challenges to the family and a sobering message to the staggering moral and social needs so prevalent in our society today.
Tim Lee is not your “typical” evangelist: in appearance—he speaks from a wheelchair—however most people, within the first five minutes of listening to Tim, forget all about the wheelchair and they are honed in on the message.
Tim and Connie Lee Church Banquet 1972
With family 1986
with youngest daughter Amber on a trip back to Vietnam in 2008
With son Brian Lee in 2019
At the request of President Reagan, Tim served on the Bicentinnnial committee for the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. He has been honored by the United States Marine Corps, The Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, numerous state legislatures and cities of all sizes as well as scores of other awards and special recognition over the past 45 years. Tim serves as Co-Chair of the National Committee of Veterans for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. He is a contributor on Fox News and has written three books including his autobiography, BORN ON THE FIFTH OF JULY.
Tim also serves on the board of directors of Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida and has been on the Board of Trustees of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia since 1991 and is currently the chairman of the board. Tim has been awarded six honorary doctorate degrees.
Tim and his wife Connie have been maried for 50 years, and they live in Rowlett, Texas. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Tim Lee connects with his audience. With his passion and his deep burden for America and in his amazing ability to reach and appeal successfully to the person sitting in the audience, young and old, Tim Lee is being used to make a huge impact is so many lives.
“America is worth living for, worth fighting for and if need be, worth dying for.” –Tim Lee
Tim and Connie Lee in 2019
Speaking at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church
Speaking at Liberty University