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Samuel Ross-Lee

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Samuel Ross-Lee is a founding member and Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project. Born in Clearwater, Florida, Rev. Ross-Lee spent his formative growing up in Saint Petersburg and Hardee County, Florida. He graduated High School in Bartow, Florida, after which he spent two years at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Rev. Ross-Lee was enlisted in the United States Army for 3 years, serving mostly at Fort Hood, Texas. Upon Honorable Discharge from the military, Rev. Ross-Lee enrolled in Morehouse College, where he completed an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, cum laude. After working for one year at his alma mater as an Admissions Counselor, Rev. Ross-Lee enrolled in the Harvard University School of Divinity, where he completed his divinity school education and received his Masters Degree. While a Student at Harvard he served as an intern at the Historic Concord Baptist Church in Boston, and the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Upon leaving Boston, Rev. Ross-Lee spent an additional year in Detroit at Hartford Memorial as an Assistant to the Pastor for General Ministry. In September 1993 he was called to the Pastorate of the Gill Creek Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, where he served for 7 years and 9 months. Rev. Ross-Lee accepted the call to the Pastorate of the Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church on March 29, 2001. He assumed the duty on July 8, 2001. Rev. Ross-Lee is the father of one child, Naomi Ross Lee, born on February 25, 2002

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