Trustee Bessie Lee


Trustee Bessie Lee
Financial Officer / Bookkeeper

Contact for financial statements and giving questions

Bessie Mae Lee, II. joined Tabernacle in 1974 under the late Reverend Mascot Gardner. She was baptized in 1975, at a very young age, and served on the Junior Usher Board for many years until she became an adult. She then served as a Church Nurse for many years under that ministry; and then became president of the Fundraising Committee. Bessie worked on the Mother’s Board Committee, joined the Missionary Society under First Lady Mary Graham, and was appointed Missionary Treasurer while being a Missionary. Bessie served on the Pastor’s Anniversary Ministry and the Women’s Day Ministry. In 2011, Bessie was hired as the church bookkeeper, and in 2017, became a Trustee under the Late Reverend Leo H. Graham and The Late Trustee Charles Wilson. In 2018, Trustee Lee was appointed Chairlady of the Trustee’s Ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Trustee Lee was married to the late Barron Garrard, Sr. and is the mother of three (3) children:  RaKene Lee, Sr., LeTasha McFarlane, and Barron Garrard, Jr. She is the mother-in-love of three (3) as well:  Elizabeth Lee, Demaron McFarlane, and Ashley Garrard; Godmother to Joyce Riddick; and Grandmother of nine (9) grandchildren: Jamaase, Jabree, Diani, MeKayla, Quincy, RaKene II, Barron III, Leia, and Bailey.

Trustee Lee attended The Cittone Institute (now called Lincoln Tech) and graduated in 1996 with honors and received a Certificate in Office Automation.

Trustee Lee has had many jobs over the last four decades, such as Babysitter and Hair Dresser; she has also worked at Webcraft, Macy’s, Wonder Bread, GE Capital, The Wiz, The Wall Street Journal, MCEOC, The Cancer Institute, St. Peter’s Medical Center, and Merial Limited. She currently works at Boehringer Ingelheim, where she has been employed for the past 19 years.


For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 

that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16  (KJV)


Chairwoman of Trustees Bessie Lee

239 George Street

New Brunswick NJ, 08901

P.O.Box 5127 

Somerset NJ.08873 - 5127

Church Phone: (732) 545-4063