Lee, Clay F. (Clay Foster), 1930-
Lee was born on March 3, 1930 in Laurel, Mississippi. After graduating with his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, Lee went on to complete his graduate work at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduating there in 1953, he then embarked on his ministerial mission full time. Lee found himself pastorate over an extremely divided and at times violent Mississippi. During his years as an associate minister at Galloway Memorial Church in Jackson, Mississippi the congregation was determined to keep their church segregated. Lee moves on to a pastorate in Philadelphia, Mississippi and three weeks after his arrival three civil rights workers were murdered. In 1976, Lee was named pastor of the Galloway Memorial Church in Jackson, Mississippi.