Gospel Recording Artist Charles "TCO" Lee was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana September 27, 1983, and has been affiliated with music since the age of 12. He started his music journey as a secular artist and pursued it until that tragic day of August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. After the passing of the storm, he ended up in Mena, AR where he gave his life to Jesus Christ in September of 2005, and later became the first Christian Rap Artist to be featured on Rhythm 1 Records Inc, which was founded by Shannon " Shan B" Brewer in early 2006. He was also part of a group called TRC (That Rida's Clique) which by the grace of God through Christ has been very successful in the music industry. Being part of the group, TCO has shared the stage with some of Gospel's brightest and most influential stars such as Canton Jones, Mr. Del, Patrice Wilson, William Demps, L. Spencer Smith & Testament, William McDowell, BB Jay, Alexis Spight, R-Swift, T-Haddy, SWOOPE, & K-Drama. In addition, he has also shared the stage with some of the world's most talented secular artist such as LiL Flip, Twista, Slim from 112, & J- Holiday. In November 2007, TRC was nominated for the Arkansas Heritage Awards for Best Gospel Rap Artist Of The Year and was voted one of Arkansas 2007 Top Gospel Hip Hop Artist by Arkansas Hits, January 1st, 2008. In December 2008, TRC was nominated by the National & and Independent Gospel Music Association ( N.I.G.M.A.) for the 2009 Rhythm Of Gospel Awards in the categories of Holy Hip Hop Group/Duo Of The Year and Artist Of The Year, and was nominated also for the Inferno Urban Music Awards in the category of Best Band/Group Live Performance that took Place in Atlanta Oct 10th 2009. TRC was also featured with Dr. Bobby Jones on the 2007 Power To End Stroke Tour. In 2011, TCO received an "I am hip-hop" and "Men of Valor" award at the 2011 Inferno Urban Music Awards held in Atlanta, GA. In September of 2011, TCO received an Award for the 2011 Best Christian Hip Hop Artist Of The Year at the 2011 Gospel on the river event held at the Downtown Amphitheater. In May of 2014, TCO was an Honoree and received an Career Achievement Award at the 2014 Rap Ministry Awards In Myrtle Beach, SC. On February 16, 2013, TCO was featured on the national television show "DR. BOBBY JONES PRESENTS", which aired on national television three times on the Impact Network, exposing the anointing of his music ministry to the world. He has witnessed life changing moments by way of the power of God through his music ministry, as people were encouraged, delivered, and set free in Christ Jesus. In addition to the music ministry, TCO developed acting skills and became a Christian actor, featuring in several local short film movies produced by Rudy Aldor of Aldor Films, as well as appearing in some Major Movies playing Lead, Supportive, and Background roles. He is now signed with The Donna Groff Modeling and Talent Agency out of Memphis, TN, along with Millie Lewis Models and Talent of Charleston, NC, and Managed by the world renowned Christian Actor T.C. Stallings of Team TC Productions ( T.C. Stallings of the hit movies War Room, Courageous, My Brother's Keeper, and many more ).
As his heart grew more to continuously see lives changed, God has deeply planted him into outreach in 2007, where he would minister at a Juvenile Detention Facility every 3rd Sunday of each month.
As a result of his growth in the Word of God, Charles "TCO" Lee was officially ordained and Licensed as a Minister at Faith Temple Full Gospel Deliverance Center under the leadership of Bishop L.A. Lindsey on November 15, 2009. In 2013, He became an associate minister at Holy Cross Missionary Baptist Church along with his lovely wife and children under the leadership of the late Dr. Rev William Easter, SR Pastor, and later became the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Roland, AR in 2016. After much prayer, he resigned as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Roland and in 2020, he and his family became members of the Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where he serves and an associate minister and young adult Sunday School teacher under the leadership of Pastor Roy V. Elliot. Charles TCO Lee understands that without God he is nothing, and that's why he makes it his business to serve with a Christ- Centered focus and obey God's Word to the best of his ability daily. His goal is to win souls for Christ holistically and to uplift and advance the Kingdom of God by way of the Holy Spirit Through the Word of God unashamed until God calls him home.