Until his death
in 2011, Dr. Francis Nigel Lee served as our advisor. Dr. Lee was
born in 1934 in the Westmorland County of Cumbria (in Great Britain).
He is the great-grandson of a fiery preacher whose family disintegrated
when he backslid. Though Lee's father was an Atheist, he married
a Roman Catholic who raised her son in that faith.
At the onset
of the Second World War, Lee's father was appointed by the Royal
Navy as Chief Radar Officer (South Atlantic). So the family then
moved to South Africa. There, Lee became a Calvinist; had the great
joy of leading both of his parents to Christ; and became a Minister
of God's Word and Sacraments in the Dutch Reformed Church of Natal.
to the U.S.A., Lee attended the very first General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church in America; transferred his ministerial credentials
to that denomination; and pastored Congregations in Mississippi
and Florida. He was also: Professor of Philosophy at Shelton College
in New Jersey; Visiting Lecturer at Reformed Theological Seminary
in Jackson, Ms.; Staley Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Covenant
Theological Seminary in St. Louis; Research Scholar-in-Residence
at the Christian Studies Center in Memphis; and Academic Dean of
Graham Bible College in Bristol, Tennessee. He was then the only
person in the World serving on the Executives of both the British
Lord's Day Observance Society and the Lord's Day Alliance of the
Lawyer, Educationist, Historian, Philosopher and Author, Lee produced
more than 330 publications (including many books) -- and also a
multitude of long unpublished manuscripts. Apart from an honorary
LL.D., he had twenty-one earned degrees -- including eleven earned
doctorates for dissertations* in Education, Law, Literature, Philosophy
A diehard predestinarian,
Lee ended his life in Australia -- where he served as emeritus Professor
of Systematic Theology and Caldwell-Morrow Lecturer in Church History
at the Queensland Presbyterian Theological College. He retired in
His wife Nellie
was a fulltime Christian Service as a godly Homemaker. Their elder
daughter Johanna completed her M.A.; and teaches English, German
and Modern History in Brisbane at the Parkridge High School. Their
younger daughter Annamarie (B.A. & Dip. Lib. Sc.), whom Dr. Lee
baptized as a baby in 1970, was until 1998 Secretary/Librarian at
the Queensland Presbyterian Theological College, Brisbane, Australia.
After completing her Dip. Ed., she became a Teacher and the Librarian
at Lockhart River Primary School in Northern Queensland.
* Th.D.: The
Ph.D.: Communist Eschatology
D.Min.: Daily Family Worship
D.Ed.: Catechism Before Communion!
S.T.D.: Rebaptism Impossible!
D.R.E.: Baby Belief Before Baptism!
D.Jur.: Women Ministers & Australian Litigation
D.Litt.: Holinshed on the Ancient British Isles
D.C.L.: The Roots and Fruits of the Common Law
D.Hum.: Tiny Human Life -- Abortion and IVF
D.Phil.: Miracles -- What and When and Why?