The Providence congregation called Lee Canipe to be the church’s fifth senior pastor on July 31, 2016.
Lee grew up in Greensboro and, before coming to Providence, served on church staffs in Durham and Savannah, as a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionary in Russia, and as the pastor of Murfreesboro Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.
He is a leader, pastor, teacher, visionary, scholar, and servant of Christ. He likes to run, write, travel, read history, listen to Bruce Springsteen and the Beatles, and follow Carolina basketball. Lee is a dynamic speaker and a warm, compassionate pastor. He understands the importance of calling people by name and he takes the time to listen to others, reaching out to old and young alike, both within our church and in the broader Charlotte community.
Lee and his wife, Hilary, were married in 1998 and are the parents of a daughter, Helen, and two sons, Watt and Peter.
Doctor of Philosophy – Baylor University
Master of Divinity (summa cum laude) – Duke University
Master of Arts in Education, Counseling – Wake Forest University
Master or Arts, History – University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, History (Honors) – Davidson College
Providence Baptist Church is blessed to have this ministry team. Each person brings his or her God-given talents, and uses them to further the kingdom of Christ.
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The Coordinating Council is comprised of each Providence committee’s chair and chair elect, as well as the senior pastor, teaching pastor, and church administrator. The Council is led by the Church Moderator and meets once a quarter, or as needed. The Council coordinates all programs of the church.
Simply, the Diaconate cares for the Providence family. From visiting the homebound to greeting our members and guests, the Diaconate is constantly serving our church. There are roughly 48 deacons at any given time. Each deacon, having been nominated, affirmed and ordained, serves a three-year term. Both men and women serve as deacons at Providence.
One may start out as just a member, but soon you realize you have become a part of a nurturing and loving family.
Providence is my “extended” family!
Worship at Providence is always meaningful to me, and touches some part of my life.
It's a second home where I can relax and have fun and worship God.
Providence is a welcoming and strong congregation with a heart for serving each other and the community, while building lasting relationships, and growing in our faith and understanding of Christ.