Lee was born in Paducah, KY and spent his life in different parts of Kentucky before moving to Jackson, TN to attend Union University in 1996. While at Union he began attending Cornerstone and met his wife, Lili. Lee majored in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in biblical languages at Union, became pastor of Cornerstone in the fall of 1999, and married Lili two weeks after graduating in June of 2000. Lee completed his doctorate through Southern Seminary in 2009.
Lee and Lili now have four children: Michael, Marie, Luke and Nick.