Biography of Reverend Dr. Charles H. Lett, Sr.
Presiding Elder, West-Mainline District of the Philadelphia Annual Conference
Rev. Dr. Charles H. Lett, Sr. Was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed a Cooperative Engineering program at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and Graduated from Georgia State University with a BS degree in Mathematics. He received his Seminary education from the Center for Urban Theological Studies in Philadelphia associated with Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Monrovia College for outstanding service to the A.M.E. Church. In 2008 he celebrated 30 years in the ministry.
Elder Lett has held various assignments in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, such as Headquarters Coordinator, Chairman of Philadelphia Annual Conference Budget Committee, member of the Philadelphia Conference Board of Trustees, Statistician for First Episcopal District, Presiding Elder of the South Philadelphia District and now he is the Presiding Elder of the Mighty West Mainline District providing supervision for 19 churches, including St. Matthew, Mt. Pisgah, Jones Tabernacle and Ward A.M.E. Church.
In the secular world, Elder Lett spent over 30 years in the corporate world where he used his engineering and management skills.
Elder Lett is a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Bethel Lodge #47, Martin Luther King Consistory, and a member of the Shriners (Pyramid #1). He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is the former President of the Main Line Interdenominational Black Clergy Alliance, and also served as Vice President of the Lower Merion Township Police Community Advisory Board.
Elder Lett is a family man with three children Tiffany, Charles Jr., and David. He is also the Father In Law of Bryant Martin and the proud Grandfather of Bryant and Nera Joyce Martin. Beside him is one of the hardest working First Lady's anywhere; Sis. Sylvia Lett. They have been married for over 35 years.
His motto is “ If I can help somebody as I pass along the way, then my living shall not be in vain”.