Rev. Joyce Lee
Joyce Ellen Lee is the daughter of the late Deacon Jefferson Bolden and Peoria Hollin Bolden. She is the thirteenth (13) of 18 children.
Joyce was raised in a little town called Rondo, Arkansas, where she attended local schools and graduated from Leigh
(Lee) Senior High School in Marianna, Arkansas.
Joyce at a tender age of twelve (12), accepted Christ into her life and was baptized into membership at the Sequell Baptist Church. She was taught by her parents to study the Bible and one of the first scriptures she learned was Psalms 1. Before going to bed each night, they would gather on the porch and sing old time gospels. Oftentimes, they would sing themselves to sleep.
Through it all, Joyce learned to put her trust in the Lord for “We know that all things work together for them that love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Joyce moved to Connecticut in 1971, and soon thereafter, joined the Calvary Baptist Church. Joyce continued her
discipleship under the late Rev. Samuel Williams, where she continued to study the Word as well as be involved where she was needed while remaining humble to the Word.
Joyce is currently Associate Minister of the Calvary Baptist Church with responsibility for Parish Life under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Ingraham. She finds joy in learning more and more about the Word and at the same time sharing it with her fellow members of the church and everyone that she comes in contact with. ” Her commitment is to “Endure” in the ministry.
Joyce has attended many conventions and seminars focusing on church growth, personal growth and leadership skills. She has received a four year certificate of completion from the School of Christian Religion and also received a certificate of completion from the National Baptist Convention Ordination Program, under the direction of Rev. Dr. Boise Kimber, State President. Other various studies are currently being sought as well. She currently serves as Special Assistant to the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention President; Rev. Dr. Lindsay E. Curtis.
Joyce believes there is a new work awaiting her as she continues to do what “thus saith the Lord” and lives by her favorite scripture - Romans 12:1-2
Joyce has been employed at the Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk for the past 26 years.
Joyce is the mother of two sons: Tyre Lamonte Banding and Terrence Bernard Blanding and the grandmother of one
granddaughter. She is the wife of the late Deacon Alander C. Lee.