After graduating from Lipscomb University with his degree in music and communications, Lee taught high school music and Bible before coming to Mayfair in 1980. He served Mayfair for 20 years as youth and family minister, and for the last 19 years has focused on leading worship. Lee earned his graduate degree in family counseling and has served as a member of national family consulting and advisory panels.
He currently serves on the board of directors for Baja Missions, where he leads family mission teams to serve the indigenous poor of Mexico. Lee and Karen have two children, Chris and Katie, and four grandchildren.