Living Free is composed of a team of passionate and dedicated individuals whose unwavering commitment and shared mission enable us to reach out and help those who seek our guidance. Our collective strength lies in our shared passion for helping individuals find hope, healing, and purpose. We invite you to explore the stories, backgrounds, and experiences of the exceptional individuals who shape the very essence of Living Free.
Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee is the founder and President Emeritus of Living Free, aka Turning Point Ministries, Inc. He is the author of Understanding the Times and several small group studies published by Living Free.
Dr. Lee is the founder and honorary chairman of Project 714 (now known as National Center for Youth Issues), a chemical prevention/intervention program for schools. He also founded an inner-city ministry called Ark Ministries that reached 600 to 700 young people weekly. He started the Chattanooga Teen Challenge and served as its president for three years. Jimmy served as the Nashville Teen Challenge executive director during its formative years.
In 1983, Jimmy was awarded the “Service to Mankind Award” presented by the Highland Sertoma Club in Hixson, Tennessee. Dr. Lee and his wife Louise have two adult children and two grandchildren.
President EmeritusLiving Free (Honorary Member)
South Asia Training SchoolSouth Asia Training School, Global Teen Challenge
Clinical Psychologist & DirectorClinical Psychologist & Director, Adult & Teen Challenge
DirectorDirector, Transformation Counseling Center, Chattanooga
President & CEOPresident & CEO, Covenant Transport
U.S. MissionaryU.S. Missionary, Living Free Consultant
AttorneyAttorney, Duggins Law Group, PLLC, Chattanooga
President & FounderPresident & Founders, Dawes Hospitality
Secretary/TreasurerDirector & Founder, Living Free of Harrison County, KY
Vice-ChairpersonPresident & Founder, Roger Helle Ministries
ChairpersonFounder & CEO, Rural Freedom
President & CEOLiving Free