Pastor Lamar was born in Rockledge, Florida and raised in Shady Grove, Florida by his grandparents who farmed and raised livestock just fourteen miles from Madison. He is married to Vivian who was born and raised in Monticello, Florida. They have four children all of whom are married and they have two grand daughters (Charlotte Grace, age 5 and Ruby Claire, age 2). He is a graduate of North Florida Junior College 1973 – 1975; Florida State University 1981, with Major in History; Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky 1985, with the degree of Master of Divinity.
Throughout pastor Lamar’s ministry he states, “It is has been my calling and goal to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ and make disciples for Him, in order to bring others into the kingdom of God. Our great task of ministry and mission, through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, is to strengthen the local church for the very purpose of going beyond the walls of the church; and in so doing transform the world."