Rev. Dr. Lee C. Winfrey Sr. is the 3rd of 4 children born June 16, 1965 in Chicago, IL to the delight of Deacon James L Winfrey (deceased) and Emma L. Winfrey. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord the summer of 1972 at the Mt Zion MB Church of Chicago under Pastor T L Barrett Jr. In 1982 his family’s membership moved to Macedonia of Roseland MB Church under Pastor Gloria Sumner. In March of 2000, his membership moved to St Paul MB Church under Rev. Dr. Joel D. Taylor. Dr. Winfrey accepted his call into the preaching ministry in November 2002, was licensed in December 2002, and ordained in May 2006 when he assumed his first assignment as Pastor of the New Prospect MB Church of Chicago IL. He served faithfully until January 2015 and now serves as Pastor of the Unity Baptist Church of Detroit, MI.
He received his formal training in the Chicago Public School System. He enrolled into Chicago Baptist Institute in November of 2002 and studied until August 2004. He continued his theological education at Life Christian University, Tampa Florida in September of 2004 and has since graduated Cum Laude with his Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Theology. In November of 2011, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with an earned Doctor of Ministry Degree in Theology.
Dr. Winfrey is a faithful bible teacher, a dynamic and anointed preacher of the gospel who has a sincere heart for God’s people, the development of disciples, evangelism for the lost and unchurched in a multi-generational environment. He’s committed to change lives through the Word of God, not only as a servant/teacher, but he also believes your lifestyle preaches the greatest sermons. He’s currently the 4th Vice Moderator of the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist District Association of Detroit, MI., an active member of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity, Wolverine State Missionary Baptist Convention Inc., National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc., KACP (Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors – Bishop Walter Scott Thomas – Prelate, Baltimore, MD), and the Hampton University Minister’s Conference.
Dr. Winfrey is a man of integrity and Christian character whose transparent style of leadership has helped people receive God’s forgiveness and begin to envision themselves as Christ sees them. He possesses a loving, compassionate character, and a great sense of humor.
Dr. Winfrey has been married for 23 years to his wonderful wife Kimberly L. Winfrey and they have 3 of the world’s greatest children in Christina, Leanne (James), Lee Jr, and 1 grandchild (Janelle).
His foundational Scripture is recorded in Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.”