President and Professor of Theological Formation for Ministry
Year Started at PTS: 2021
The Rev. Dr. Asa Lee serves as president and professor of theological formation for ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a position he has held since 2021. Before coming to Pittsburgh, he served 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.