Tim Lee will be speaking at Temple Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.

According to Lee's website, Tim Lee Ministries, Lee was born and raised in southern Illinois. His father, John, pastored Southern Baptist Churches for 60 years.

Tim Lee lost both of his legs in 1971 while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in South Vietnam. Lee said God used this event in his life to propel him into ministry. He pastored for five years in southern Illinois and understands the rigors, challenges, difficulties and blessings of being a pastor.

Lee has spent the past 40 years in active ministry as a full-time evangelist and has ministered in 49 states and many countries around the world. He brings a message of revival, biblical challenges to the family and a message on the moral and social needs in society today. He has addressed churches, Christian schools, civic organizations, colleges, universities and special patriotic events. For 25 years, Lee and his family have also hosted teen camps in America called Youth Alive.

At the request of President Reagan, Lee served on the bicentennial committee for the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. He has been honored by the U.S. Marine Corps, The Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, numerous state legislatures and cities. Lee serves as co-chair of the National Committee of Veterans for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. He is a contributor on Fox News and has written two books. Lee 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.

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Lee and his wife, Connie, live in Rowlett, Texas. They have three children and six grandchildren.