2016 Parish Pastor of the Year

Dr. David Lee, pastor of Highlands United Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida. David has served this congregation over 20 years and it is a strong and vibrant congregation for many reasons. David was one of the founders  of the neighborhood Food bank that serves hundreds of families each month. His congregation started a ministry called Micah’s Pack where they put together a back pack of food for 100 children every weekend at a local elementary school and he has inspired this ministry to grow to three other churches and schools. His preaching is prophetic and inspiring and he is compassionate for justice locally and globally. He is a founder of the local chapter of Family Promise which  houses  homeless families for one week at a time at various churches, including his. He has been ordained into the PCUSA for 35 years.