Our beliefs fit well within the primary tenets of what the church has believed throughout history. More specifically, we are evangelical, Protestant, and affiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention, though many who are part of Lamar did not grow up in a particular denomination or movement. All that to say, we teach the Bible, and anyone is welcome no matter their spiritual or religious background (or lack thereof!).
The Bible is truly all we need for faith and practice. But it’s also good to be able to read what a church believes in only a few minutes. This is why we have these statements of faith!
Baptist Faith & Message (2000)
The Baptist Faith and Message (2000): this is the doctrinal statement of the Southern Baptist Convention, which outlines the beliefs that all churches affiliated with the SBC hold dear.
Ryan started at Lamar as Lead Pastor in 2019. After growing up in Wichita Falls and graduating from Iowa Park High School, he studied Music Composition at TCU in Fort Worth, where he met his bride. Lauryn grew up in Arlington, graduated from Seguin High School, studied music at TCU, and worked as a band director in Ennis, TX. Both Ryan and Lauryn have roots in DFW, and most recently served also in the Kansas City area.
Ryan’s passion, first and foremost, is seeing God’s people absolutely captivated by the Gospel—the unspeakably good news about God’s grace shown to mankind through the substitutionary death of his Son, Jesus. His desire is to see the people of Lamar so in awe of what God has done for them in Jesus, that they cannot help but speak about it with others.
Ryan received a Bachelor of Music from TCU, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary, and is currently finishing up a Ph.D. in theology at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City. In his spare time, he loves exploring with his two sons (Jacob and Martin), reading, and playing a bit of jazz trumpet! Ryan can be reached at Ryan@lamarbaptist.org.
Luis ha estado en Lamar desde el 2017. Comenzó sirviendo en el grupo de adoración y enseñando ocasionalmente durante la Escuela Dominical, así como predicando. En noviembre de 2018, asumió el cargo de pastor de Lamar en Español. Luis ha estado predicando y sirviendo al Señor en el ministerio por más de 12 años. Él ha estado casado con Ana por 12 años y tienen dos hijos, Caleb, nacido en el 2008, y Matteo, nacido en el 2018. Luis está actualmente cursando una Maestría en Divinidad en el Seminario del Suroeste. Su pasión es predicar y compartir el evangelio, y también los deportes al aire libre y todos los deportes extremos. Usted puede contactar a Luis a Luis@lamarbaptist.org.
Luis has been at Lamar since 2017. He began by serving in the worship band and teaching occasionally during Sunday School as well as preaching. In November of2018, he took the position of pastor of Lamar en Espanol. Luis has been preaching and serving the Lord in ministry for more than 12 years. He’s been married to Ana for 12 years and they have two sons, Caleb, born in 2008, and Matteo, born in 2018. Luis is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary. His passion is preaching and sharing the gospel, and also outdoors sports and all extreme sports. Luis can be reached at Luis@lamarbaptist.org.
Sia Mung pen Kawlgam pa’n hi aa, 2016 in Lamar Baptist Church ah Pasien na sep ki pan hi. A ma veihna le lunglut na a hi le pienna gam le lei pan galtai, hamsatna tuamtuam toh US ang tung Kawlgam mite( a dieh in Zo/Zomi) inn le lo leh pawlpi lam aa lungleng Khua ngai te Hla lam le tahsa lam aa, hi thei za za aa, panpi ding, hu ding ci a ma lunggulh pen a hihi. Zosaan toh 1994 kum in Pasien mai leh mite mai ah pumkhat suana nei aa, Dimno le NeNem nei vuh hi. Laisiangtho lam ah FBBC&S pa’n B.A.B.S zo aa, MIT(Insein) sang pan M.Div. zo hi. Leitung sang lam ah Mandalay University pan History toh man hi. Hun awng te ah innkuan kithua, huan tuibua leh movie en hi.
Pastor Mung started working at Lamar in 2016 and is originally from Myanmar (Burma). He is passionate about reaching and helping Burmese Refugees (especially the Zo), those who are “home away from home,” and helping to give them a biblical foundation. Kham was married to Zosaan in 1994 and they have two daughters, Nian Dim and Ciin Nem. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Faith Baptist Bible College & Seminary, a Bachelor of Arts in History at Mandalay University, and a Master of Divinity from Myanmar Institute of Theology. Kham loves playing with his family, watering the garden, and watching movies. He can be reached at Mung@lamarbaptist.org.
Staff Pastors & Ministers
Charles served at Lamar from 1998-2001 and again from 2003 to the present. He is originally from Florence, Alabama. Charles is passionate about reaching children with the gospel and discipling them into mature followers of Christ. He also loves helping families who are struggling and strengthening/enriching those which are intact. Charles has been married to Sandra for 32 years, and they have two adult children, Jenna and Kyler. Charles received his Bachelor of Accounting from the University of North Alabama, two Masters degrees from Southwestern Seminary (Marriage and Family Counseling, Christian Education), and his PhD. from Southwestern Seminary. In his spare time, he loves spending time with family, travelling, reading, and music! Charles can be reached at Charles@lamarbaptist.org.
Scott came to Lamar in 1987. Originally from the DFW area, he is passionate about the ministry of worship and a firm believer in the priority of worship for all Christians, regardless of their level of talent. Scott and his wife, Kendra, are blessed with two married children and one grandson. Having earned a Bachelor of Music at Baylor University and a Master of Church Music at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Scott is now a PhD candidate in Administration at Southwestern Seminary. He loves hanging out with Kendra, chasing his grandson around the house, following/watching/listening to professional and collegiate sports of all kinds, and drinking loads of coffee. Scott can be reached at Scott@lamarbaptist.org.
Chinlianlal has been at Lamar since 2017, and is from the state of Manipur in India. He belongs to the Zo Tribe (people group from India and Myanmar). Chinchin is instrumental in organizing the migrant Zo community from Myanmar to be active in Lamar Baptist Church. He is passionate about teaching and sharing the truth from God’s Word to all people (migrants in particular). He has a burden for the children of the migrant community, to know Jesus as they grow up. Chinchin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Delhi University, and a Bachelor of Divinity from Union Biblical Seminary in Pune (Senate of Serampore, India), and a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Southwestern Seminary. He speaks English, Hindi, and Manipuri, besides Zo, his first language. Chinlianlal and his wife, Nemneichong, have been married for 17 years and are blessed with three girls. He loves watching sports in his free time, particularly the Cowboys! ChinChin can be reached at ChinChin@lamarbaptist.org.
Mitchell Martin serves as our Student and Media Pastor here at LBC. He is an MDiv student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He enjoys reading, photography, and likes to spend a lot of time outdoors. Mitchell can be reached at Mitchell@lamarbaptist.org.
Joel joined the Lamar staff in 2019, and is originally from Tyler, TX. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University and is currently working on his Master of Divinity at Southwestern Seminary. Joel works with Charles and Judi to see children grow in their love of the awesome God of the Bible, with the ultimate goal of seeing children come to faith in Christ! Joel can be reached at Joel@lamarbaptist.org.
Judi has been a member at Lamar Baptist Church since 2000. Judi is passionate about hearing the Word of God sung, quoted, and understood by preschoolers. She absolutely loves when a child can explain the ways of God in their own words. Judi and her husband, Brad, have three grown children who all grew up here at Lamar Baptist – Cory married to Karen, Casey, and Scott. Judi has a degree from Texas A&M in Psychology and a Master of Education from University of Houston – Clear Lake. When left unattended, Judi will try any kind of craft, adventure around the world, and renovate a family farmhouse in Eustace, Texas. She can be reached at Judi@lamarbaptist.org.
Dallas joined the staff at Lamar in July 2015 after serving as a volunteer for 20 years in media and special projects. He is originally from Lake Charles, LA. He is married to Rochelle and they have two grown girls, Heather and Kelsey. He received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from McNeese State University. Dallas loves rooting for the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks, and listening to most styles of music! You can reach him at Dallas@lamarbaptist.org
Sue has served as Receptionist and Ministry Assistant since 2011. Her passion is to strengthen and encourage the hurting and brokenhearted. She’s been married to her husband, Mike, for 45 years, and have spent all those years in ministry together. Sue grew up in Wichita Falls, and has served in multiple churches. Sue received a Bachelor’s Degree from Arlington Baptist University, and two associate degrees from Tarrant County College and Odessa College. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her two grown children, Amy and David, and their families…especially her five grandchildren.
Autumn has worked at Lamar since 2018. She enjoys reading, dancing, and travelling.
Ashley joined Lamar in September of 2016, and is originally from Scottsboro, Alabama. She started attending Samford University, but then started feeling God calling her to finish here degree at Southwestern Seminary. She will graduate with a Bachelors of Music in Worship Studies this coming December. Ashley enjoys cooking, binge-watching Netflix, napping, exploring the DFW metroplex, and she just started learning the Korean language! She can be reached at Ashley@lamarbaptist.org.
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