Apostle Reginald R. Lee - Senior Pastor
Reginald Ronnell Lee was born on February 20, 1960 in Washington, D.C. He is the son of the Late Reverend George Lee, and the Late Gloria B. Lee of Goldsboro, N.C. He has two sisters, Ms. Deborah Lee, and Mrs. Phyllis Smith. He accepted Christ at the age of 11, and was baptized on the profession of his faith by his father at Hickory Grove Disciple Church, where he served faithfully.
He received his elementary and secondary education in the public school system of Goldsboro, N.C. He furthered his education by attending Wayne Community College, Mt. Olive College, St. Leo College, and Virginia Union Theological Seminary. He has received an Associated Degree in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. He completed 1 ½ years towards a Master of Divinity in Theology.
On November 22, 1980, Reginald was united in holy matrimony with his lovely wife, Carmelle. From this union, two children were born, Reginald and Seymonyawn.
After arriving in Newport News in 1981, on military orders, the Lord led the Lee family to join New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Ivan T. Harris, where he was ordained as a Deacon and where he felt God's call for him to enter the Gospel Ministry. Reginald was licensed to preach on June 10, 1984, and ordained on December 7, 1986. On August 17, 1987, Pastor Lee was called to serve as Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Saluda, Virginia, where he served until August 2, 1991.
From 1988 to 2000, Pastor Lee owned and supervised a Building and Lawn Maintenance Business. From the year 2000 to the present, Pastor Lee has taught Business Law, Principles of Business Marketing, Keyboarding and Computer Applications at Gloucester High School and Heritage High School.
On May 16, 1991, Pastor Lee was called to serve as Pastor-Elect of Riverview Baptist Church, Hampton, Virginia. On October 20, 1991, he was installed as Pastor. Since Pastor Lee arrived at Riverview Baptist Church in 1991, God has given the church new converts, trained leaders, fresh ideas, numerous ministries, the taught and preached Word, a new main Sancturary in Newport News, VA, a new Saturday Evening Worship Service in Hampton VA, and the new name of “River of Life Christian Church.” As he continues to watch God transition and transform the River of Life church family, Pastor Lee say's without reservation the words of the Apostle Paul,
"I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
Romans 1:6 (KJV)
A Message from Pastors Reginald and Carmelle Lee
"As Senior Pastor and Co-Pastor of River Of Life Christian Church, we welcome you to this 21st Century out of the box ministry and we greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit has declared 2008 to be "The Year of Supernatural Momentum".
God is taking this ministry to another dimension and we invite you to be part of this great move of God. Mindsets are changing. Lives are being transformed. Marriages are being restored. People are positioning themselves through the power of the Holy Spirit to experience total abundance in every area of their lives.
We are simply elated that you may choose to worship with us real soon. We look forward to sharing the rich Word of Life with you, and witnessing the process of renewal and refreshment that only God can do in your life."
Pastors Reginald and Carmelle Lee
Prophetess Carmelle L. Lee Co-Pastor
Prophetess Carmelle Lee is a native of Goldsboro, N.C. On November 22, 1980, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Reginald Lee, and from this union two children were born, Reginald and Seymonyawn.
She is a qualified Mental Health Professional In-Home Counselor through Tidewater Mental Health for Children and Adolescents. She was employed with New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center in Hampton, Virginia as a Para-Professional for two years.
Prophetess Lee was converted to the Christian Faith, at the age of sixteen. She was called, by God, to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 1997, and she preached her Initial Sermon in 1998 under the leadership of Apostle Reginald R. Lee. Prophetess Lee is the overseer of the following ministries at R.O.L.C.C. located in Newport News, Virginia: Sisterhood, Deacon Teams, Intercessory Prayer, Elders, Youth and Music Ministries.
The Life of this, “Holy Ghost Filled, God Fearing Woman”, is summed up in her favorite scriptures: “Pray also for me, that, “ Whenever I open My Mouth”, words may be given to me so that, “ I Will Fearlessly Make Known”, the “Mystery of the Gospel”, for which I am an “Ambassador in Chain.” Pray that, “I May Declare It As I Should”!
Ephesians 6:19-20 NIV