|David & Jimmie Ruth Lee|
Long-term veteran missionary David Lee is not retiring but is changing roles after 14 years of ministry at the National Leadership and Resource Center for the Assemblies of God in Springfield. He will complete his nearly 12 years of service as director of U.S. Relations for Assemblies of God World Missions on August 1. Jeff Hartensveld, missionary to Indonesia since 1990, will assume those responsibilities.
Lee will return to field ministry status working with media projects that he has been involved in for several years. Some of these projects include a government-approved media center for the Cuba Assemblies of God; Unsión Television in Cuenca, Ecuador; and a radio station in Monrovia, Liberia.
During his tenure in Springfield, he served two years as director for Cardone Media Center. As U.S. Relations director, he also gave leadership to the Missionary Awareness Team and was chairman of the Media Commission for Assemblies of God World Missions.
Lee and his wife, Jimmie Ruth, received missionary approval in November 1975. The couple planted churches, directed the Bible school, and developed radio broadcasts in Colombia, South America. After serving on the staff of Spanish Television and Radio in 1981, the AGWM executive committee asked Lee to be the founding director of an international ministry that would respond to the media needs of missionaries and national churches around the world. For 18 years, Lee directed International Media Ministries and oversaw productions that continue to be aired worldwide. During most of those years, the ministry was based in Brussels, Belgium.
Prior to his missionary service, he was district youth director for the Peninsular Florida District of the Assemblies of God and pioneered a church in Winter Haven, Florida.
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