Senior Minister of Cokesbury Methodist dies

A prominent Knoxville minister died Thursday after a fight with pneumonia.

Photo courtesy Cokesbury Church website

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A prominent Knoxville minister died Thursday after a fight with pneumonia.

Dr. Steve Sallee was the Senior Minister of Cokesbury United Methodist Church of Knoxville.

Dr. Sallee became Cokesbury's Senior Minister in 1996.

While he was there, membership at the church grew to more than four thousand people.

Funeral and memorial plans have not yet been released.

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