Former Marine Corps sergeant and Purple Heart recipient Tim Lee will visit Calvary Road Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. June 23.
Lee will speak of his life after a violent explosion in the Vietnam War left him wheelchair bound.
His personal story has helped influence the lives of U.S. senators, Congressmen, governors and local officials, his literature states.
“His remarks and conclusions on the topics he addresses are controversial and explosive,” a news release states, “but they present strong Biblical truth and patriotic ideals in a way that captivates his audience.”
Lee is billed as a “man who will long be remembered, a man with answers for this generation and one who speaks from the heart.”
Pastor John Swanger said Calvary Road is honored to host a real American hero.
“Tim Lee is a man that understands sacrifice and service to his country, and to his Lord,” Swanger said. “His battle now is for the souls of every man, woman, boy and girl.”
The church is covering the cost of bringing Lee to Haywood County. A love offering will be taken following the service, with all proceeds going to Lee’s ministry.
Calvary Road Baptist Church is located at 2701 Soco Road, in Maggie Valley.