Lee was born to evangelical parents who dedicated him to the Lord from the moment he was delivered. Although converted to Christianity by age 10, he became hostile against authority and surprise, enlisted in the United States Marines in 1969.
In 1971 during a critical battle in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, Lee was parted from his legs forever by a land mine explosion.
"My boot landed squarely on what felt like a miniature volcano. A deafening blast rammed through my body," according to Lee's website. "Pieces of my own flesh literally covered the upper part of my body. Shrapnel from the blast pierced my fore arms and the sides of my forehead and had bent my helmet flap into a straight up position."
Although Lee had endeavored to reject God's calling to be a minister and fulfill his parents vow for their son, it was not long before Lee not only served as a minister but shared his evangelical story with young and old across the country.
"During the next several months, thirteen major operations were performed. When the doctor’s put their knives away, three inches remained on my right leg, eleven inches on my left leg," according to Lee's website. "God had taken the legs that had carried me from His will. My running had finally ended."
Lee has devoted his life to sharing the gospel and leading people to a relationship with Christ.
Haven Baptist Church is encouraging many to invite friends, neighbors and family members to this very wonderful experience to meet and listen to one of America's heroes of a sad war.
Service begins at 9:30 a.m. on August 17th. Call 913-299-3706 for more information.
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