Reverend Lee M. Sapp

The Reverend Lee M. Sapp was born Lee Michele Harvin in Sarasota, Florida. The oldest child of Remar and the Late Anne M. Harvin. She and Husband, Forrest Sapp reside in Loxahatchee, Florida. They have been happily married for 26 years. Together they have six children affectionately called “The Saplings” Taylor 23, Trevor 21, twins Shannon Lee and Shawna Rose 18, Braxton 16 and Reese 10.

Rev. Sapp has a bachelor’s degree in Religion, and a Master’s degree in Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary. She is also a certified Christian Counselor.

God has moved mightily in Rev. Sapp’s ministry. She has been the messenger in several Women’s Conferences, Revivals and has facilitated a variety of workshops. Because of her dynamic and informative presentations she is described as “The teaching preacher” and “C4” (A small package with explosive power). 

She responded to God’s call into ministry in October of 2005 and was licensed to preach at St. Paul AME Church, West Palm Beach. Rev. Sapp is the founder and pastor of the Shepherd’s Heart AME Church in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.  She was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the South Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

An adoptive mother of six, she has been a very active adoption and children’s rights advocate for the last 14 years. Rev. Sapp is also involved in several social and justice issues such as mass incarceration, rights restoration, and substance abuse recovery, to name a few.