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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Audiences empowered by message of Dr. Tim Lee

  • The noted evangelist Dr. Tim Lee was in Carrier Mills for several days this month.
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  • The noted evangelist Dr. Tim Lee was in Carrier Mills for several days this month.
    Lee is a native of McLeansboro, born there in 1950. Lee was a record setting athlete in high school track competitions and upon entering the Marine Corps in 1969 and completing basic training he was assigned duty in Vietnam.
    One day in March of 1971, while leading his unit on a patrol to search for land mines and other booby traps, Tim Lee found a land mine. He stepped on a 60-pound box mine and both of his legs were blown off above the knees. After a three major surgeries, Lee began rebuilding his life.
    Born the son of a Baptist preacher, Lee had received God at age 10. After release from the hospital and further recovery at home, Lee began a new life as an evangelistic preacher, preaching for five years in Southern Illinois before beginning a full time evangelistic ministry in 1979.
    Since then, Lee has spread his message of God's love and forgiveness throughout our nation and the world. Lee is a frequent guest preacher at the Marine Corps basic training stations in San Diego, Calif., and Paris Island, S.C. Lee has also ministered at major universities across the nation.
    On Sunday, May 11, Lee spoke at the First United Methodist Church in Carrier Mills and the following Monday evening spoke again at the Carrier Mills-Stonefort Elementary School multi-purpose room.
    Lee is an engaging, humorous and personable speaker, yet powerful in his message of equality under Jesus. Lee spoke of the value he felt from being raised in a “Godly home” and stated forcefully that he felt that “Repentance is the forgotten bedrock of faith.”
    His appearance in the school multi-purpose room Monday evening was quite well attended and his message reached many in the audience as it had at the Sunday church service. Dr. Tim Lee is a man of deep belief and even deeper compassion. Those who were fortunate enough to hear him speak were empowered regardless of their creed by the words of a deeply caring and sensitive man of God.
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