Zach Lamberson ~ ASSOCIATE PASTOR
“In pasco is where I was born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days...wow, where do I begin? umm. Let's change this to the 3rd person and start over. Zach was born in ‘83 and basically just sat around until his beautiful wife graced his presence in 2004. Shortly after they married...the end. Kidding. (not about the wife). I can't think of a more fitting verse to describe my life than Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart." Not that everything in my life has been roses, but everyday I wake up to the feel of the grace of God raining in my life. It's a beautiful thing to be loved by the Creator.
I was blessed to be raised by two godly people (my parents Garry and Tracie), have two wonderful siblings (my brothers Jamey and Nash), and came to know my Savior at a very young age (I think I was baptized when I was like 7). My family life was typical. Naps and cartoons after school. Lots of punching and forts, and of course our weekly after church lunch at Casa Chapala! When I was in 7th grade my family started attending Calvary Chapel and I have been hooked ever since.
In high school (Kamiakin that is) I began to have my faith challenged by some atheist friends of mine. What Satan intended for evil, God used for great good in my life, strengthening my convictions and further cementing my deep affectionate love for Christ. After high school I went to CBC (Community College) for 2 years and graduated with an AA degree that sits nicely inside of my closet under a pile of books.
God began to lay it on my heart to serve at my church in the Jr. High, which I reluctantly did (very reluctantly). Since, God has given me a heart to love and serve those kids in a way I could never imagine, Jr highers are my absolute favorite!
I met my wife in 2004ish and have been madly in love with her ever since. She truly is a gift from God. We were married in september 2005.
Being raised a "church kid" has for sure been difficult at times, but I would not trade it for anything! Jesus once told the pharisees that "to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little." My challenge has not been to try to conjure up love for Jesus, but to recognize how sinful I am apart from Him, and how much I seriously need His forgiveness. That draws me to His love, a love that is inescapable. Thank You Jesus.”
Zach is an associate pastor here at Calvary and the contact for rooted ministries.
If you have a question for Zach, or to request a counseling appoint with him, please use the email information below.