Asa J. Lee Installed as Seventh President

The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary community celebrated with neighbors the inauguration and installation of the Rev. Dr. Asa J. Lee as president and professor of theological formation for ministry at PTS. Watch the videos below and check out photos from the festivities.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Proclaiming God's Neighborhood: Service of Prayer and Praise


Friday, November 12, 2021

Inauguration and Installation

Panel Discussion
Forming Tomorrow’s Clergy: Exploring Ecologies of Formation for the 21st Century


Meet President Lee

About the Rev. Dr. Asa J. Lee

As the seventh president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Asa J. Lee is charged with leading the strategic vision and growth of the Seminary in carrying out its mission in the world. 

Also professor of theological formation for ministry, Dr. Lee come to Pittsburgh after serving for eight years at Wesley Theological Seminary—first as assistant director of programs for the church leadership center, then as associate dean for community life, director of African American Church Studies, and (in his final year) vice president for campus administration. During this same span, he served for 10 years as assistant pastor and minister of Christian education for Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Arlington, Va., and he was previously the minister of worship and arts for St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, Md. Dr. Lee holds membership in the American Academy of Religion, the Religious Education Association, and the Association of Leadership Educators, and he is the acting president of the FaithJustice Foundation. He holds degrees from Virginia Theological Seminary, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Hampton University. Dr. Lee is an ordained minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention. 

Asa Lee President of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary