Tennessee Governor Bill Lee proclaims Oct. 10 as an “official day of prayer and fasting for our state.” Lee, Tennessee’s 50th governor is a man of faith who strongly believes in the power of prayer says his inspiration came from Tennesseans who have wrote, personally told him and called his office to tell him that they are praying for him and his family each day.
In a video posted on Facebook last week, the Republican governor says he’s “deeply” appreciative for the prayers, adding “we know that God hears them, we know that prayer accomplishes much.”
Lee said he and his wife, Maria see the importance of taking October 10th to “offer prayers of healing, prayers for forgiveness, prayers for thanksgiving and prayers of hope for our state and the 6.7 million who call Tennessee home.”
Governor Lee is inviting ” all Tennesseans to join with us, in their homes, in their communities and their places of worship, to fast and to pray for God’s favor and blessing on the people of Tennessee.”
Bill Lee is seventh-generation Tennessean and 50th governor of Tennessee. He was raised in Franklin where he still resides today with his wife Maria on his family’s farm. He’s the proud father of four adult children (Jessica, twin sons Jacob and Caleb, and Sarah Kate) and five grandchildren.
After attending Williamson County Schools, Governor Lee attended Auburn University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he returned home to Franklin to join the family business his grandfather started in 1944, a comprehensive mechanical construction service company. He became president of Lee Company in 1992.
Now, Governor Lee is focused on several priorities including good jobs, great schools, and safe neighborhoods so we can keep Tennessee moving in the right direction.
This year, Governor Lee passed a series of legislative initiatives to strengthen career and technical training, expand school choice, pursue criminal justice reform, improve public safety and sharpen the effectiveness of government. His administration is also focused on the accelerated transformation of rural Tennessee.
The governor and first lady are people of strong faith. They are active in Grace Chapel Church and in numerous faith-based ministries, which have taken them all over the world to serve people in need, including to Africa, Haiti, Central America, and the Middle East.
To show your support of Governor Bill Lee please consider calling or emailing his office to thank him at Governor Bill Lee 1st Floor, State Capitol Nashville, TN 37243 (615) 741-2001