Dr. Jaerock Lee was born in Muan, Jeonnam Province, Republic of Korea, in 1943. In his twenties, Dr. Lee suffered from a variety of incurable diseases for seven years and awaited death with no hope for recovery. One day in the spring of 1974, however, he was led to a church by his sister and when he knelt down to pray, the Living God immediately healed him of all his diseases.
From the moment Dr. Lee met the Living God through that wonderful experience, he has loved God with all his heart and sincerity, and in 1978 he was called to be a servant of God. He prayed fervently so that he could clearly understand the will of God, wholly accomplish it and obey all the Words of God. In 1982, he founded Manmin Central Church in Seoul, Korea, and countless works of God, including miraculous healings and wonders, have been taking place at his church.
In 1986, Dr. Lee was ordained as a pastor at the Annual Assembly of Jesus’ Sungkyul Church of Korea, and four years later in 1990, his sermons began to be broadcast in Australia, Russia, the Philippines, and many more through the Far East Broadcasting Company, the Asia Broadcast Station, and the Washington Christian Radio System.
Three years later in 1993, Manmin Central Church was selected as one of the “World’s Top 50 Churches” by the Christian World magazine (US) and he received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Christian Faith College, Florida, USA, and in 1996 a Ph. D. in Ministry from Kingsway Theological Seminary, Iowa, USA.
Since 1993, Dr. Lee has taken the lead in world mission through many overseas crusades in Tanzania, Argentina, L.A., Baltimore City, Hawaii, and New York City of the USA, Uganda, Japan, Pakistan, Kenya, the Philippines, Honduras, India, Russia, Germany, Peru, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Israel. His crusade in Uganda was featured on CNN, and at the Israel Crusade held at ICC in Jerusalem, he proclaimed Jesus Christ as the Messiah. In 2002 he was called a “worldwide pastor” by major Christian newspapers in Korea for his work in the various overseas Great United Crusades.
As of January 2014, Manmin Central Church has a congregation of more than tens of millions members. There are 10,000 domestic and overseas branch churches throughout the globe, and so far more than hundreds missionaries have been commissioned to many countries, including the United States, Russia, Germany, Canada, Japan, China, France, India, Kenya, and many more.
As of the date of this publishing, Dr. Lee has written many books, including bestsellers Tasting Eternal Life before Death, My Life My Faith I & II, The Message of the Cross, The Measure of Faith,Heaven I & II, Hell, and The Power of God. His works have been translated into more than 73 languages.
His Christian columns appear on Christian Newspaper, Choseon Daily, Hankook Daily, Joong-Ang Daily, Dong-A Daily , Seoul Newspapers, Munhwa Daily, Seoul Newspaper, Kyunghyang Newspaper, Korea Economic Newspaper, The Korea Herald, The Sisa News every week.
Dr. Lee is currently leader of many missionary organizations and associations: including Chairman, The United Holiness Church of Jesus Christ; President, Manmin World Mission; Permanent President, The World Christianity Revival Mission Association; Founder & Board Chairman, Global Christian Network (GCN); Founder & Board Chairman, World Christian Doctors Network (WCDN); and Founder & Board Chairman, Manmin International Seminary (MIS).