Apostle Marino's Biography
(Apostle) Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino, Ph.D., D.min., D.D.
...is an apostle, missionary, apostolic theologian, Bible scholar, women's advocate, feminist, activist, university chancellor, and Apostle, Senior Prelate, founder, and visionary for Apostolic Fellowship International Ministries. In acknowledgement of her extensive work in the apostolic, she has been called "the greatest apostle in the modern church." A graduate of Apostolic University in Philosophy, Theology, Divinity, Religion/Comparative Religion, and also of Apostolic University Seminary, Dr. Marino's approach to preaching, teaching, Spiritual matters, and Scriptural education have touched a generation looking for leadership, connection, and understanding in our modern times.
Dr. Marino has been in ministry since 1998 and founded Apostolic Fellowship International Ministries in 2004. She was ordained as a pastor in 2002 and as an apostle in 2010. Her fellowship encompasses twenty-two churches and ministries worldwide, and thousands of friends, and includes the work of Sanctuary International Fellowship Tabernacle - SIFT, a movement dedicated to leading people to God without politics, where she emphasizes relationship, acceptance, experience, and service. In covering, her emphasis is on the unique development of each leader to become all God has for them to be in their specific gifting and ministries. She has preached and taught throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and in Europe. Affectionately nicknamed "the Spitfire," she is best-known for her work in the apostolic, educational efforts, to educate the Body of Christ, her instruction for church leaders, her work in the study of gender and human sexuality, and her work in women's ministry through the study of Female Apologetics, established and first taught by Dr. Marino herself. She has spent over twenty years in advocacy, education, and work for and with minority communities, including women, African-Americans, Latinos, and the LGBT community. In church settings, Apostle’s vision is about the church now, about looking forward rather than at “old school” church understandings, and about becoming “all things to all people,” that some may be saved.
Her work is not without acclaim, and she is the recipient of several awards and has been featured in many magazine publications and on many radio and television programs over the years, including Woman of the Year 2012 and Mother of the Year 2013. As Chancellor of Apostolic University, her teachings in the apostolic, Bible study courses, church history and protocol, Scripture studies, textbooks, and educational materials on many issues of faith, ethics, gender studies, sociology, church history, women’s issues, theology, and philosophy have reached individuals in over fifty countries. Her work, "Turning The World Upside Down: The Social Call Of The Apostolic" was included in the first-ever five-volume apostolic anthology, Aligning With the Apostolic, published by Kingdom House Publishing in 2013. Having written over twenty books, including her best-sellers, Surrounded By So Great A Cloud Of Witnesses: A Devotional Study Of Women Who Revolutionized Church History (Righteous Pen Publications, 2013), Ministry School Boot Camp: Training For Helps Ministries, Appointments, And Beyond (Righteous Pen Publications, 2014), Awakening Christian Ministry: The Call To Serve Others As We Serve Jesus Christ (Righteous Pen Publications, 2014), Stumbling To Nineveh: A Journey Through The Book Of Jonah (Righteous Pen Publications, 2015); All I Know About Ministry...I Learned In Junior High (Righteous Pen Publications, 2015); Discovering Intimacy: A Journey Through The Song Of Solomon (Righteous Pen Publications, 2015); and Ministering To LGBTs – And Those Who Love Them (Apostolic University Press, 2016) and multiple study guides, editor-in-chief of Kingdom Now Magazine and host of the Kingdom Now television and radio programs, Dr. Marino serves as a blessed and powerful preacher and teacher to the Body of Christ, and beyond.
Dr. Marino is also a designer for Rose of Sharon Creations and Editor-in-Chief for The Righteous Pen Publications Group and CEO of Righteous Pen Media.