President and Professor of Theological Formation for Ministry
Year Started at PTS: 2021




  • D.Min., Virginia Theological Seminary / Educational Leadership
  • M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Hampton University / Music Education
The Rev. Dr. Asa J. Lee
President Lee envisions the future of PTS. What does it mean to inform neighbors and to build neighborhoods?


  • Ordination: Progressive National Baptist Convention, Mount Olive Baptist Church


Areas of Specialty

  • Leadership in Theological Education
  • African American Contextual Theology
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Preaching


Leadership for Professional Organizations

  • Present: Acting President, FaithJustice Foundation
  • 2011-2013: President, Community Based Academic Skills Foundation
  • 2007-2008: Chairperson of Board of Directors, Wesley Theological Seminary House of Baptist Studies


  • 2020: Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers Resource Grant, Association of Theological Schools
  • 2015: Pastoral Excellence Network Grant, Christian Theological Seminary
  • 2009-2010: Lewis Fellowship, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
  • 2007: C.C. Goen History of Christianity Research Fellowship Award, Wesley Theological Seminary

Additional Resources

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  • Doing it Different is a limited podcast partnership with Porshanality Media and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. This podcast explores the Seminary's cutting-edge Doctor of Ministry degree and its various focus areas. In this episode, Porsha Williams Gates interviews President Lee about “all things theological education” with an emphasis on the call upon seminaries to equip people to offer their gifts to further God’s dream for the world. In his discussion with Porsha, President Lee shares his call story and talks about his doctor of ministry work and the importance of the arts to his own theological formation. Listen to the podcast.