Rev. Lee Brown Jr.. was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the Rev. Lee and the late Bessie Brown. He is the eldest of three children. His early schooling was completed in Tennessee prior to serving as sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Lee is the father of three children by a previous marriage. His is presently married to Ollie Webb Brown.
Lee completed his high school training in Detroit. He went back to school later in life on a part‑time basis, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University; Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Detroit in 1985. He has completed all of the course work, required for his Master of Arts Degree in religious Education from Ashland University.
Lee was employed in 1954‑62 as clerk for the Detroit Postal Service. He started with the Detroit Board of Education as a Custodian in 1962 in the Detroit Public Schools. Lee progressed from a Custodian to Housekeeping Supervisor, later to Housekeeping Superintendent. He was recently promoted to Physical Plant Manager of Area D.
Lee has participated as a sponsor of Junior High Training Program, supervising high school boys on jobs in the Detroit Public Schools. In conjunction with the staff of Management Academy, he has planned and executed workshops for custodians.
Member of Plymouth United Church of Christ since 1974.
Vice Moderator of Church
Served on Deacon Board for three terms
Held Office of Chairman and Treasurer
Served as Chairman of the Nominating Committee
Team leader for the Metropolitan Jail Ministry
Vice Chairman ‑ Search Committee for a new senior minister
Leader in the early Sunday morning Bible Study & Wednesday
Bible Study Class
Serves as Lay Worship Leader on third Sunday
Vice President of Plymouth Housing Corp.
Member of Detroit Metropolitan Association
Member of Men’s Club ‑ Vice President
Member of Pilot Club ‑ served as President, Treasurer and Chaplain
Leader of New Member’s Class