Reverend Darrel Lee is Superintendent General of the Apostolic Faith organization, and pastor of the church in Portland, Oregon. He says that among all
the things he appreciates about his job, he especially enjoys “working with wonderful people all around me who love the same Gospel that appealed to
me when I first heard it.”
Born in Roseburg, Oregon, in 1952, Darrel grew up on a farm with six siblings. He first heard about salvation after his younger sister was saved at a youth
camp and returned home to tell her family that they, too, needed forgiveness from God. Although he did not give much weight to her experience at that
time, God began dealing with him a few years later. In his testimony, he says that as a college student it worried him that people could have real
encounters with God. While still in college, after attending an Apostolic Faith Church service in 1974, he reached out to God in his own home, and
made a connection that changed his life.
Darrel’s wife, Debbie, was saved as a child in Medford, Oregon, where she spent her early childhood. After moving to Portland and graduating from high
school, she felt led to move to Dallas, Oregon, and met Darrel when he began attending church services there. They married on Valentine's Day in 1976
and had two children, Alicia and Randy, who both gave their lives to God at young ages. The Lees are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren.
Reverend Lee’s first pastorate was the Apostolic Faith Church in Dallas, Oregon, and he later pastored in Eureka, California. In 1996, he moved to Portland
to work at the headquarters office, and on July 10, 2000, at the international camp meeting convention in Portland, the entire congregation pledged
their support of Reverend Lee’s appointment as leader of the Apostolic Faith organization.