Rev. Tony Lee is the founder and Senior Pastor of the Community of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church, which opened its doors for worship on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006. Rev. Lee formerly served as Senior Minister to Young Adults at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Ft. Washington, Maryland, under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning. Prior to that assignment, Rev. Lee served as Ebenezer’s Senior Minister to Youth. During his tenure, he oversaw the development of a wide range of youth ministries that engaged young people in a style of praise and worship that embraced their unique styles and interests. These ministries included nationally recognized scouting and rites of passage programs, educational outreach, clothing design, cartoon ministries and an exceptional persons ministry to focus on youth with special needs.
Young people throughout the community continue to regard the bible studies, conferences and praise fests as resources to equip them with the tools to handle issues relevant to their lives. The forums have stood the test of time speaking directly to the needs of youth. Rev. Lee has also served as the Assistant Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Englewood, New Jersey, under the pastoral leadership of Rev. John H. Spencer, Jr.