COVID-19 Updates
Skip to content
Ahmi Lee

Ahmi Lee

Assistant Professor of Preaching

BA, Wheaton College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Courses Taught

PR500: Beginning Preaching

PR538: Preaching as Leadership

PR745: Preaching as a Theologically Reflective Practice

Areas of Expertise

Preaching, hermeneutics, theology, contextualization, worship

“It’s important that we remember our holistic calling regarding words and deeds. We’re called to preach the gospel at all times, and the manner in which we live should also testify to the gospel and prove our faith and message authentic.”


Dr. Lee, reflecting on preaching and the important balance of deeds and words in a lecture, available here.


Ahmi Lee joined the Fuller faculty in 2015.

As a “third culture kid” born in South Korea, raised in Japan, and educated in an American-founded international school in Japan, Lee’s unique background and experience enrich her understanding and passion for preaching in the global church context. Her PhD focused on the theology of preaching in relation to biblical hermeneutics, preaching models, and postmodern philosophy.

Prior to coming to Fuller, Lee served in both monoethnic and multiethnic congregations in the Chicago area in the capacities of teaching pastor, college and young adults pastor, and children’s pastor. Her 12 years of pastoral experience also include preaching, teaching,  and directing initiatives for churches, parachurch organizations, and conferences around the world. She remains an active preacher and speaker worldwide.

Lee is the author of Preaching God’s Grand Drama: A Biblical-Theological Approach (Baker Academic, 2019). She is currently writing Rediscovering the Sacred Office of the Pastor (working title under contract with Fortress Press) that examines the homiletical life and theology of Greek Fathers to recover and resource “old” wisdom to guide and energize contemporary preachers. She has contributed to Trinity JournalRestoration Quarterly, and Word and World. She is a member of the Academy of Homiletics, the American Academy of Religion, and the Society of Biblical Literature.