Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee

Associate Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Global Diaspora Institute


Andrew Lee is the Associate Director of the Global Diaspora Institute at the Billy Graham Center. He has extensive experience serving in large Chinese churches and is the retired Sr. Pastor of the Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago. He previously served in New York City as lead pastor of English Ministries and Interim Senior Pastor at Oversea Chinese Mission, Main Church.  He was a recipient of the 2017-2018 John Stott Award for Pastoral Engagement from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

His academic experience includes being Director of Theological Education for the Northeastern Baptist School of Ministry and serving on the faculty of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught as an Adjunct at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He has written for both the academic and church worlds. 

Ph.D. – Religion emphasis in Old Testament
Baylor University

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A. – History
Nyack College




Guest co-editor of the spring 2024 ChinaSource issue on the Global Chinese Diaspora
Authored a chapter in the forthcoming book, "Pastoral Care to Diaspora"

"Christians and Creation Care: A Response to Mission Theology and Stewardship of the Earth" in ChristianityNext (Winter 2023)

“The Future of English Ministry in Diaspora Chinese and Asian Churches, "Asian Diaspora Christianity: Globalizing of Asian Christianity and Asianizing of Global Christianity, Sam George ed. (Fortress Press, forthcoming in 2022) 

 “The Model Minority Myth in the Chinese American Church,” in ChinaSource (December, 2020) 

“The Silenced Minority,” Keeping the Faith: Reflections on Politics and Faith in the Era of Trump and Beyond, Walton, LaHoud, Hoekstra, eds., (KTF Press LLC, 2020) 

Track report from Hispanic Asian North American (HANA) Consultation, Henry Center, 2013. Common Ground Journal (Fall, 2014)

 “Issues in Asian American Biblical Interpretation,” Ways of Being, Ways of Reading, Foskett & Kuan, eds. (Chalice Press, 2006), an anthology on Asian and Asian American hermeneutics. Expanded for the Asian American Christianity Reader, (PAACCE & ISAAC, 2009)

Contributed several articles in The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon, 2006)

Contributed articles to The Exchange, Christianity Today

“Silent No More: Political Activism in the Asian American Church,” paper presented at Princeton Theological Seminary’s World Christianity Conference, 2021

"Healing of Memories: Confucianism in the Asian American Church,"panel response at Fuller Theological Seminary, Asian American Equipping Symposium, March 2012.

"From the Sacred to the Profane: Teaching Scripture in the Classroom”, Paper presented at the First International Congress of Ethnic Chinese Biblical Scholars, Hong Kong 2004

 “Post 9/11 and the Effects on the New York Chinese Community,” Panel presenter at the Asian Pacific Americans and Religion Research Initiative (APARRI) meeting, Berkeley, CA 2002

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Ethnic Chinese Biblical Colloquium.


  • Asian American Theology
  • The Asian American Church
  • Old Testament Theology
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Preaching
  • Recipient of the John Stott Award for Pastoral Engagement, 2017-2018, from the Henry Center for Theological Understanding, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • "Heroes of the Faith" award for church response in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack
Go to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Official Site
Go To The Global Diaspora Institute webpage