The congregation of White Rock Community Church voted earlier this month to affirm the appointment of the Rev. Kaye Ann Lee as interim pastor of the primarily LGBT church located in East Dallas. The vote of affirmation came Sunday, March 21, and Lee assumed the pulpit at the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Palm Sunday, March 28.
Church officials said Lee brings an interdenominational approach to worship at WRCC, with a "special interest in leading worship that meets congregational needs and in interacting with small Bible study groups where congregational members can feel accepted and affirmed."
Sharon Blair, chair of the Pastor Search Committee, said, "We found in her [Lee] all the qualities that we know our church needs during the transition period. There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that she is God’s chosen one for us at this time in our church."
Lee, who has more than 16 years in professional ministry, has been a pastor, associate pastor and minister of congregational life, and has served three congregations as interim pastor. She retired after 30 years as a teacher in public schools and serves as a half-time adjunct professor of biology at a local community college.
In addition to her pastoral duties as interim pastor, Lee will work with church leaders to develop small group programming, and she will lead a morning Bible study at 10 a.m. each Wednesday on the WRCC campus.
WRCC is located at 9353 Garland Road. Sunday worship services begin at 10:45 a.m. each week, with children’s Sunday School starting at 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible studies are held at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, and at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, go online to WhiteRockChurch.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 2, 2010.