At the heart of our confessions listed below is the truth that God is active in the world! Our staff listed below would love to connect with any of you, and you can also fill out the form at the bottom of this page to be prayed for immediately! No matter your spiritual or religious background (or lack thereof!), we would love to serve and pray for you.
To Know Christ and be his light to all nations and all generations.
What We Believe
The Bible is truly all we need for faith and practice. This is exactly why we must be clear about what the Bible teaches. Not every member of Lamar agrees 100% with the statements below, but all staff, elders, and leaders do. No teaching or preaching at Lamar will every contradict these statements. We believe they are a reflection of the clear teaching of God’s Word.
Why the Bible?
Baptist Faith & Message
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. Click HERE to read the Baptist Faith & Message.
We want to be really clear about the power and truth of God’s Word. This is why this statement exists! The heart of it is this: God is pure and holy, and his words are as well! Click HERE to read the Chicago Statement.
There is beauty in God’s design for biblical manhood and womanhood. Men and women are made in God’s image, and have complementary roles in the church and in the home. Click HERE to read the Danvers Statement.
Sexuality is a gift from God for emotional and physical intimacy between husband and wife, and also for bringing new life into the world. This statement explains God’s beautiful design for human sexuality. Click HERE to read the Nashville Statement.
Staff: Preaching & Vision
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
Lorenzo was born and lived in Liberia for many years, before coming to the States. He joined Lamar on Sunday mornings in 2021, and is passionate about reaching African-born peoples in the DFW area, of which there are 100’s of thousands. He can be reached at [email protected]
Admin & Discipleship
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
Next Gen & Worship
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 to see students grow in their love of the awesome God of the Bible, with the ultimate goal of seeing students come to faith in Christ! Joel can be reached at [email protected]
Bolton serves as our Worship Leader here at Lamar. He and his wife, Angela, have a young girl named Elizabeth, and a newborn baby girl named Anna! Bolton is from Uganda, and is a student at Southwestern Seminary.
Emily joined Lamar in 2021, after graduating with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a minor in Religious Studies and Computational Technology. At OU, Emily was heavily involved in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Emily loves children, is excited to see how God moves at Lamar in the coming years, and enjoys living in Dallas with her husband, Ian.
Logistics & Office
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 [email protected]
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.
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