Lee III, John McClain

10/13/2011

 

JOHN MCCLAIN LEE III
JUNE 6, 1930 – OCTOBER 13, 2011
 
Rev. Dr. Lee passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011
 
Rev. Dr. Lee was a former Chaplain for the Shreveport Fire Department. He was a U. S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Dr. Lee received his Master's Degree from Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas, Texas, his Doctorate from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
 
Rev. Lee began his ministry as a student local pastor at Wesley Methodist Church in the Shreveport district from 1957-1963. He then served the Pine Grove Circuit in Shreveport District from 1963-1968; Marksville-Simmesport-Oak Grove Charge in the Alexandria District from 1968-1974; Amite-Independence Charge in the North Shore from 1974-1980; Senior Pastor at Horseshoe Drive United Methodist Church in the Alexandria District from 1980-1985; Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Bossier City from 1985-1991; and Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Monroe from 1991-1995. He retired from full-time ministry in the Louisiana Annual Conference after more than forty years of service.