Rev. E. Lee Ellis is from Church Hill, Tennessee.  He is married to Evelyn Cloud and they have three children, Nina Vassei,Teresa Shaw, and Faith McDaniel.


Hiwassee  College, Madisonville, Tn

Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN

 Gardner Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC

Duke University Pastors School , Durham, NC

Pastoral History:

1960 – 1967 Holston Conference of the UMC, Tennessee and Virginia 

1967 to present: Western North Carolina Conference

 2002 General Evangelist of the WNC

 Presently: Retired Evangelist

Lee has a heart and mind for God and loves to preach!




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Debra Rogers, Office Manager

Debra has been the Office Manager at West Bend since 1996. She came to us with experience in banking, and fulfills a wide variety of church responsibilities. She prepares and edits all publications, maintains all files, and manages the financial records. Debra graduated with an AAS Degree in Business Administration from Randolph Community College. She is married to Sam Rogers and they have a daughter, Kayla. One of the most pleasant persons you will ever meet, Debra says that she enjoys being with her family, shopping, cooking, walking and beach trips.