Lee was reared in Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated from Baylor University. He earned M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Seminary and pastored churches in Oklahoma and Texas.
Lee's wife Peggy is a Chaplain at Cook Children's Medical Center. His son David (a Texas A&M grad) is Assistant City Attorney for Arlington and is married to Elizabeth (also a Texas A&M grad). Daughter Julia, a recent graduate of Baylor University, is now a ministerial student at Duke, and she has married her sweetheart, Kyle Bauman, a pastor.
Lee is a big Texas Ranger's baseball fan, an outdoors kind of guy (golf, hiking, mountain biking), and loves cherry Dr. Pepper from Sonic!