Minister Lee has been a part of the MBCC family for many years, she is the 5th pastor in our 97 year history, and the first woman, and person of color, to serve in this leadership role. Cynthia Lee’s ministry began in her home town of Jersy City, New Jersey where she became a lead vocalist in her church choir. After leaving New Jersey she moved to Miami, Florida, and in August of 1987 she was hired at the Miami Beach Community Church as Secretary, later becoming the Executive Adminstrative Assistant. Shortly thereafter, she joined the New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church under the dynamic leadership of Elder Kenneth A. Duke where she was a faithful member for over 20 years. In January 2011, she moved her membership to the Miami Beach Community Church. It was there that she announced the call to preach the Gospel. In November 2013, thanks to the spiritual guidance of the Rev. Kenneth A. Duke, The Rev. Dr. Garth Thompson, and the Rev. Harold E “Hunter” Thompson Jr., Cynthia received her licensure from Church and Ministry through the United Church of Christ. Minister Lee is the first woman to hold the office of Associate Minister and now Designated Pastor & Educator at Miami Beach Community Church. She has been employed with the church for over thirty years.