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Rev. Steve Lambert

Rev. Steve Lambert

Services to “Celebrate the Life” of Rev. Steve Lambert, age 59, of Seminole, FL are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday August 29th in Clearwater at the First Assembly of God, 1739 MLK Ave., Clearwater, FL and at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 1st at the First Assembly of God, 135 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL. The family will receive friends at Clearwater First Assembly, Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, at 11-1 p.m. On Thursday, the family will receive friends at Montgomery First Assembly from 11-1 with burial to follow in the Montgomery Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Veterans Funeral Care of Clearwater, FL.

Rev. Lambert was born July 4, 1952 in Mobile, AL to Rev. Vaudie and Lillian Lambert. His parents’ beloved hometown of Montgomery, AL is where he attended Yancey Park Kindergarten, Capitol Heights Elementary, Capitol Heights Junior High School and Robert E. Lee High School, Class of 1970.

On June 30, 1973 he married Ruth Ellen Lenn at Evangel Temple, Montgomery, AL, the church his father founded and pastored for 20 years. Rev. Lambert’s early years of ministry began during his studies at Southeastern Bible College, Class of 1974 (Southeastern University), Lakeland, FL where opportunities were given to further develop his God-given musical, pastoral, teaching and preaching ministry gifts. While he gratefully appreciated his formal education at Southeastern and AGTS (Assembly of God Theological Seminary), he treasured the Godly model for life, family and ministry exemplified by his parents. This birthed a lifelong passion to mentor others who may have been deprived of a loving family and Christian example.

As an Assembly of God ordained Minister, Rev. Lambert’s ministry touched many as he served congregations in various roles: First Assembly of God, Montgomery, AL; Moffitt Road Assembly, Mobile, AL; First Assembly of God, Tifton, GA; First Assembly of God, Tuscaloosa, AL; Bagdad Assembly, Bagdad, FL; Crichton/Knollwood Assembly, Mobile, AL; Grayson Valley (Life Church), Birmingham, AL; Assembly of God Tabernacle, Gadsden, AL; Queensway Cathedral, Toronto, Ontario; and his current ministry as Senior Pastor for 18 years, First Assembly of God, Clearwater, FL. He co-authored the book, “Connecting Points”, with his dear ministry/friend, Rev. Randy Helms. Rev. Helms will be officiating both celebration services.

He is survived by his wife and ministry partner, Ruth, his daughter Crystal (Rev. Steve Mason), sons, Steven (Michelle Consuegra) and Taylor Lambert, his three grandchildren, Hannah, Colby and Chase Mason, his parents, Rev. Vaudie and Lillian Lambert, his sister, Julie (Rev. John Sayre), his nephews, Cory and Tyler Sayre and a host of “spiritual sons and daughters” whose lives were influenced by his “fatherly” love, example and guidance.

Rev. Lambert’s creativity for community outreaches, illustrated sermons, and musical productions was always for one purpose, to reach as many people as possible with the message of Jesus Christ.

Rev. Lambert is known by his heart for God, his love to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, his love for music, his efforts to support missionaries taking this message around the world, his compassion to not only feed the spiritually hungry but to feed the poor, and to love our neighbors.

More than he enjoyed Alabama football and Ray’s baseball, his life and message was: he loved God first, then Ruth, family and ministry. His faith in God, joy for life and need for laughter in each day was demonstrated through out his 16-month journey combating brain cancer.

On Friday, August 26th when Rev. Lambert’s earthly journey ended peacefully in his home surrounded by family, true life began as his Heavenly Father welcomed him home.
 

 

 

 

Guestbook Entries

Date: Jan 27, 2013
Name: Marion Hamaker
Entry: Hello Vaudie and Lillian, God Bless and keep you in this dark time. I lost Mary in 1999. Was tough. Know it is tough losing stevie at such a young age. I was ooking for your phone number to get Vaudie to pray for a prayer request for me.Now I find myself praying for you folks.Christian Love and peace be with you. Love Marion Hamaker

Date: Sep 6, 2011
Name: Butch & Clara Oxendine
Entry: What a wonderful celebration service in Montgomery honoring Steve. Butch & I rejoice with you that he is with Jesus, but we weep with you at your great loss. Certainly, underneath are the everlasting arms of God for you, your children & grandchildren.

Date: Sep 2, 2011
Name: Kathy Evans carden
Entry: Ruth, You and your family are in my thoughts and esprcially my prayers.

Date: Sep 2, 2011
Name: Jim and Edith Connell
Entry: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Date: Aug 31, 2011
Name: Georgia Mokler
Entry: Praying for you and your family at this time. Steve will truly be missed. He and his family have truly been a blessing to so many people. God bless each of you, your friend, Georgia Mokler Montgomery, Alabama

Date: Aug 30, 2011
Name: Cheryl Rice
Entry: Like everyone, words are hard to come by to adequately portray my feelings for my friend. He was so giving. I remember lots of times Levi and I shared with he and Ruth. Our trip to NYC, what fun; our trip to Washington, DC, where he was so excited to show us everthing we had to run to keep up with him! I could fill a book with the fun times that we shared. A special memory that comes to mind happened a few weeks afer his surgery. It was the weekend of my birthday and he called and said "Hey, what are you guys doing tonight?" I told him nothing and he said "Let's go to Plant City and eat catfish". We said of course. It was an hour drive, but time or distance never stopped Steve from going where he wanted to go (especially to eat!). We got to the restaurant and he looked me and said "This is your birthday dinner". I thought how amazing that he was thinking of giving something to me when he was going through such a trial. It was an honor to walk that road with him. Levi and I will miss our Tuesday night dinners Steve. We love you and will miss you greatly

Date: Aug 30, 2011
Name: Cindy Thoms
Entry: ....Pastor Steve was always there for me in support of life (wedding) and in grief (death), always a pillar of God's Light, a beacon strong and constant, in and out of season. I will remember many things of his leadership and love for family, but I don't think I will ever hear a better shepherding preacher. I will miss your sermons, example for life, and your laughter! I know you are with the ones I love, but mostly, Praising the One I love the most :)

Date: Aug 30, 2011
Name: Truman &Mary jo Canner
Entry: Welove you ro.Lambert, Iam thinking about the fun time on our trip to pigeon forge wen we played the games so much fun. then at the churchparties. he said to me I don!t know why everone likes my games. he was so funny playing them. the other day when he said on the phone have a great time on your tripp when he was so sick love him for all the thoughtfull things he said and dd. thr beast thing is we hare a lot to be thinkfall for. we will miss him untill we get there. much love

Date: Aug 30, 2011
Name: Truman and Maryjo Canner
Entry: We love you brother Lamert. I'm thinking about the fun time on our trip to Piguen Forge When we play the games So much fun. Then at the church parties. He said to me that I don't know why everyone likes my games. He was just so funny playing them. The other day when he said on the phone have a great time on your trip, when he was so sick. Love him for all the thoughtful things he said and did. The best thing is we have a lot to be thankful for. We will all be together again. We will miss him until we get there. Much love. Maryjo and Red. P.S I will miss my buddy.

Date: Aug 30, 2011
Name: Sharon Lanham
Entry: So many things come to my mind when I think of Steve Lambert. One memory was of the time we were meeting across the street while remodeling the church. We were going to have a Thanksgiving dinner and he asked a few people to share what had been happening in their lives. He asked me! (The one who is scared to death to be in front of people.) He stretched me that day. Then when he hired Jerry Skaggs, I was stretched even further. Because of Steve Lambert, I'm not who I was before! He had confidence in me that I didn't have in myself. Even helping to plan a huge event like Reaching Beyond Ourselves. He was a die-hard Alabama fan, that's for sure! One time, he was in Alabama and for some unknown reason, he bought this Gator girl an Alabama mug with my name on it! Just this past winter I had a cup of hot chocolate in that mug and took a picture of it to send to him. He liked that. Family, I will continue to pray for you in the days, months and years ahead. He is having a grand time, but it's hard for those left behind. Looking forward to all of us being reunited one day. God be with you all!

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Kennth, Connie Philebaum
Entry: Your prayer of peace and Love go out to your family. We love you.

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Betty Humphreys
Entry: Ruth and family; my heart is so sad by the passing away of Pastor Steve. I have known both Pastor and Ruth for the past eleven years. My prayers for you shall be in my heart forever.

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Gladys Amsler and Karen Rheam
Entry: We are deeply saddened by this great loss. We love Steve and the entire family. So thankful we had the opportunity to spend two days with him last week. I know heaven is rejoicing to have him. No more pain, no more worries...what a rejoicing! We love you all!!!

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Henry & Michelle Oliver
Entry: Pastor Steve was always loving and friendly when we would visit First Assembly. He always shared, with me, his appreciation for my mother when I visited. He will be greatly missed by First Assembly and the church will never be the same. He leaves a legacy that will continue for many years to come. Unfortunately, we won't be able to pay our respects but I will be listening online today. We're lifting up prayers for Ruth and family, as well as church family,during this difficult time. That the peace that defies all understanding will come over them continually. God, bless the Lambert family!

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Shannon Walton
Entry: I am so thankful for Pastor Steve. He truly believed in young people. And because of that, my life will forever be impacted. Throughout the two years I spent in Master's Commission, my life was influenced both directly and indirectly by his passion for Jesus. When I began interning in Children's ministry, I was thrilled to sit at the conference table and hear his words of wisdom. And when I became the interim children's pastor, I was blessed to have the opportunity to learn and grow under his pastoral care. He believed in me, and I am where I am today because of the opportunities he gave me. Thank you, Steve Lambert, for investing your life in so many others like me!

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Coty and Lisa Ortegon
Entry: My daughter Lisa and I want to honor Pastor Lambert for the wonderful memories and testimony of his life when we attended Assembly of God Church in Clearwater, Florida. We have so many wonderful memories and blessings and are so honored that he was our Pastor. May God comfort the family during this time...He was a Great man with a Great Heart and love for Souls. Our lives are richly blessed because of his servants heart. God bless the Lambert Family...

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Debbie Lee Blankenship
Entry: What a testimony Steve's life was. Having known him since we were young children, I've admired him for his leadership, servitude, care, humor and his love. When Steve married Ruthie there was no doubt that this was the perfect team. Ruthie, I always have a smile when I think of either one of you. Such a precious family and you have enriched my life. I'll never forget the choir practice we had where Steve literally fell out on the platform - just to get the choirs attention. LOL He could make you laugh while never cracking a smile himself. You were the compliment to his life. Your gentleness and sweetness carried Steve to the next mile. I know the loneliness of losing a mate but the memories have gotten me through many an empty night. Steve will never be completely gone. He lives on through family: children, grandchildren and even further down the line. He has left a legacy that will not diminish but will continue to burn bright. I love you and will be lifting you up in prayer. Don't ever forget that God is with you when you are alone.

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Don and Darla Railey
Entry: Our hearts are heavy for the family of Steve -- our friend and fellow minister in the Gospel, who has "completed his course". We are happy for Steve and his promotion. We were so blessed to watch via live stream his Memorial Celebration today from Clearwater. God bless Ruth and all the family during this time. Our prayers are with you. "Heaven's sounding Sweeter all the time...."

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Bill & Wanda Bascom
Entry: Our hearts are broken but we celebrate the victory that our beloved Pastor is rejoicing at the feet of Jesus. Pastor has run the race and finished it well. I remember many times when Pastor was preaching he would say, I want to hear my Heavenly Father say, Well done thou good and faithful servant. There is no doubt when Jesus carried our Pastor Home, he heard God say, "Well done, my son, thou good and faithful servant". To be able to see Heaven with all its splendor to see Christ face to face is what our souls yearns for. Our Pastor has loved us, prayed for us, encouraged our hearts through many trials in our lives. We are blessed to have had him as our Mentor, Shepherd, Protector, and friend. To Ruth and family, ours hearts are heavy with grief, but we know that this earth is not our home and we WILL see our BELOVED PASTOR AGAIN. Praise be to God who gives us the strength to run the race that is set before each of us. Our Pastor has loved his flock well.

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Ashton Symonds
Entry: To all the loved ones of Pastor Lambert, I wanted to share with you the story of how Pastor impacted my life. About four years ago I moved to Clearwater to attend Masters Commission. I had only been a believer (if you could even call it that) for about 6 months or so. I didn't know how about prayer and worship, and I didn't even know who God was. I definitely didn't know that God loves me. Because of Pastor's love and heart for young people, he gave Masters Commission a home at his church. He fought so hard for us. He stepped in as our interim director my first year when we were going through a rough time and not only lead the church, but took special care to minister to us as well. He played an integral part in my walk with God, and my soul is eternally grateful for the seeds he sowed in me. If it weren't for his guidance, his sacrificial giving, his sense of humor, and his unabashed moments of vulnerability, I would not be serving God right now. While I know your hearts are filled with sorrow at the loss of his earthly body, he is finally able to live eternally in the light of his Father. It will be a marvelous day when we will all be together again surrounded by the love of Jesus forever and ever, never to be separated again. With love, Ashton

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Bill Ballance
Entry: Dear Ruth and family, One does not always understand the timing and the plans of our God, however one can always trust that all he ordains is ordered in love. I thank God for the opportunity I had to know Steve. His life was an example of walking out the person of Christ and the love of our God. It was a blessing to see one love life, love God, and love family, friends and the lost. May God strengthen each of you and fill the emptiness. May He birth joy in each of you. Many prayers and much love. Bill

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Maraia family
Entry: Ruth and family, We loved pastor and each have our own special moments and memories with him, from the chutney turkey burgers when he changed his eating habits,(for a short period of time I think)to backyard parties at the house,Tylers basketball games at the rec, going to the nursery with Nate to pick out plants and many more. Tyler will forever wear Pastors ties proudly with dignity and respect. Nate will never forget his sleepovers and his special bond with Pastor. He loved him so much. I think our fondest memories and gratefulness will be his love and dedication to our family during a situation unforseen. Ruth we are so thankful pastor was able to witness the growth of the seeds he had sown in Chris' life. Coming to Chris' graduation from UBTC and watching him get his certificate in ministry was a great moment for our family and to have you and Pastor there to witness and share that time with us made it all the more special. It shows how through the love of Christ, anyone can make a difference in someones life. I pray we never forget that and never allow anything or anyone to hinder us from reaching out and sharing Gods love with them.

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Rev. & Mrs. R C Horton & family
Entry: Ruth and family..our family would like to take this opportunity to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of Homegoing for Pastor Steve. We will be praying that God will comfort you in the days to come and give you the strength in the days ahead. We love you....

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Haiza Martinez
Entry: I'm blessed to have worked under you, learn from you and service with you. You and your family showed me that it is possible to have a strong loving and stable family. The love that you show your children and wife are beautiful. Thank you for living a life worthy to be admired.

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Warren Sweeney
Entry: Even though we were separated by many miles all of our lives, the times I was privileged to be around Steve, such as Youth Camp, C.A. conventions and rallies, etc., I always remember him as being the "life of the party" and never slighting anyone who was not "in his crowd". I can only imagine the hole left in each heart that knew him well. My heart is so heavy knowing the valley they must now walk through, especially those most intimate in his life. Having experienced similar losses, I know that nothing I can say will really heal the hurt, nor can I speak anything that has not been already said. However, I do remember that it was the thoughts, prayers and deeds from the hearts of those that I knew loved me that meant the most, even though they may not have known exactly how to express them. A song that helped me through one of the darkest times in my life put it this way: "You'll carry me through, Lord, like you always do, Lord. You'll hold me and hide me like good shepherds do. This valley's no different than all those valleys that came and went. I know you'll be true, like You promised You'd do, You'll carry me through!" Ruth, may you look back on this and see only one set of footprints ... HIS! May God bless and keep you and your family in His unfailing hands. Your life-long Friend in Christ, Warren

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Richard & Jennetta Wainscott
Entry: A "Pastor" is a preacher but he is also a "shepherd" for his people. He leads them in spiritual matters as a congregation or on an individual basis. He is always availale whether it is for an illness or a personal matter. There are some Pastors that try very hard at this portion of their "job." And then there are some Pastors that have such a special calling from God that they exemplify the word "Pastor>" Pastor Lambert was definitely this type. He was the kind of Pastor that every preacher hopes and prays the good Lord will make them! Pastor Lambert and Ruth you have a very special place in our hearts and Pastor Lambert will be missed a great deal by us and our family.

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Pat and Brenda Rodgers
Entry: Ruth, we are sorry for the loss of Steve, but you know he is with God. In case you do not remember me, I used to be the secretary at Grayson Valley Assembly when you both were there and the children were small. We saw the funeral on the computer this afternoon and I am so grateful for technology. I searched until I found where you were in Florida and then the church and happened upon the live stream of the service. It it hard to believe this has happened. I only heard about Steve's illness a few weeks ago and it was a shock. The service in Florida was beautiful. I pray that God will give you a beautiful and wonderful peace and joy in Him. We will continue to think of you and your family and keep you in our prayers.

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Patty Alifraghis
Entry: Dear Ruth and family my heart aches and goes out to you all. I will continue to pray for your peace, strength, and the Lord to comfort you in only a way that he can. When I was at First Assembly my life was touched by Pastor Steve. I still remember his teachings so clearly. His sermons always challenged us and encouraged us to greater levels in serving God and to a deeper relationship with Christ, I remember one in particular, the rod in hand teaching, what will we do with the rod that God has placed in our hand! He blessed me! He is a great man of God! I love him and miss him. God to comfort you Ruth and family and the entire body of Christ at First Assembly.

Date: Aug 29, 2011
Name: Don and Pam Levy
Entry: Dear Ruth and Family, Don and I met Pastor Steve, and had the joy of hearing him preach on more than one occasion, as we visited with Our family, LeRoy and Thora Levy, in Clearwater. We got to know Pastor Steve and Ruth a bit better, as we went on a trip together, to the Holy Land, a few years ago. What a joy to have known him. To Ruth and family, Don and I send our sincerest sympathy to you, at the great loss in your lives, and pray for God's peace and comfort, at this most difficult time. Hold onto the fact that Steve is at rest, and home with our LORD and Saviour, and that you will see him again . With our love. Don and Pam

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Mark and Dani Brink
Entry: We are so thankful to have known Pastor Steve and Ruth over the years as one of their missionary families. He was a man who practiced what he preached and his heart for missions and the lost was always evident. Every time we came home from the field he welcomed us home with a big bear hug and words of encouragment. And now we say to you: Well done, good and faithful servant of the Lord. Your legacy and impact will be felt around the world through those you inspired in your lifetime.

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Pastor Sharlette
Entry: Our hearts are saddened at Pastor Steve's passing, yet our spirit rejoices with him as he FINISHED HIS COURSE and fought his fight of faith well! God is pleased and now leaves the rest up to us to compel men and women to come to Jesus. You are in our prayers, Pastor Sharlette Franklin

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Terry and Sharon Bell
Entry: It was a privilege to know Steve and have him in our lives as a friend and pastor. His life greatly impacted so many. Ruth and the family will continue to be in our prayers. Terry and Sharon Bell

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Marlene Selle and family, (Eric, Wyatt, Jessica and Samuel)
Entry: Our family is eternally grateful that the Lord chose Pastor Lambert and Clearwater Assembly of God Church in 1995 when moving to Florida. He was and still is an eternal influence in our lives. He was truly a servant of God wholly pursuing the heart of God and the things that mattered to God. He touched our lives by his passion and example of drawing nearer to the Lord in intimacy, fellowship, and true worship. He lives on through all of us...Lets make him proud...as he now cheers us on with the great cloud of witnesses. With great love and compassion for Ruth, Crystal, Steven, Taylor, and all the family and friends who loved this wonderful man of God.....

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Lester & Mary Heacock
Entry: Would like to quote: "Beyond Life's Gateway" There's an open gate at the end of the road Through which each must go alone, And there, in a light we connot see, Our Father claims His own... Beyond the gate, your loved one finds happiness and rest, And there is comfort in the thought that a loving God knonws best, May the same God who has welcomed your loved one home, keep you in His care through this difficult time.

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: donna love
Entry: Ruth and family I share in the loss of Steve. I covet the times we spent together as friends @ Grayson Valley. Our loss is Heavens gain. Love to you and your family in this time of loss. Donna

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Becky Ray
Entry: I’ve tried several times to come up with words to adequately express my thoughts. I’ve never been one to have those words of wisdom or just the right thing to say. What I DO know is that I’m so blessed to have known Steve as my pastor and my dear friend. Although I was raised in church, the past several years under his ministry have challenged my walk with Christ not be status quo, but to change my world thru the power of the Holy Spirit living within me. As his and Ruth’s friends, Al & I have enjoyed MANY moments of laughter, great food, thrills like snowmobiling wide-open thru Yellowstone, and not-so-fun times as Alabama loosing the Sugar Bowl – badly. I cherish each of those moments. Although my heart aches at the loss of my friend, I KNOW we will meet again around the throne of our Lord and Savior. One sermon series just prior to Steve’s illness was ‘Live like we are dying’. He asked us to consider how we would live our lives if we knew we had one year, one week, one day left....how would our life reflect that. Those words will continue to challenge me to live every day as if it were my last: “Only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” Till we meet again….

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Donna
Entry: Thank you for the faith and the gift of knowing God better. You gave more to me than you'll know. May God be with your family as you are now with God.

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Ken & Carol Hatcher
Entry: Our heart goes out to Ruth and all of your family. Pastor will be greatly missed by everyone. So thankful he was able to perform Kenyettes and Mikes wedding and then being there for our family when she went to be with the Lord. Thank you all for everything you have done for our family in the past years and all the prayers. Our Love and Prayers are with your whole family. We Love You.

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Dan Hummer (Bay Pines Chaplain (Ret.)
Entry: I was not privilegd to really know Pastor Steve, but know Jim Rudolph well, and the tremendous loss he and Kim, and the whole church family must feel in these days. God bless Steve's family, biological and spiritual! I look forward to meeting Steve one day!

Date: Aug 28, 2011
Name: Barbara Baker
Entry: I remember the first time I met Pastor Lambert, Bill & I had been invited to dinner with others to meet our new pastor @ Flagship Restaurant. Then when he became our choir director & the choir began singing Brooklyn Tab. music I knew I had to be a part that! It was a wonderful experience to be under his direction in the choir. I remember “Four Tickets” Christmas production & how excited he got when he watched our singing & twirling our parasols mimicking train wheels! Our choir rehearsals were fun & we learned a lot from him, especially “sing something & sing loud”. I loved sitting at the front of the church on Sunday mornings & listening to his inspiring sermons, watching him run up & down the steps,(praying that he wouldn’t miss-step & fall :-) moving all over the stage & even standing on the front pew, to get his point across. Such great memories of all those sermons & teachings. So appreciated him being there with support when we were having our tough years with Laura, & then grateful when he married our two daughters & dedicated our two granddaughters. The special prayer over Laura during Larysa’s dedication when Laura was going through her post-partum depression. So many memories of Pastor that I will never forget. We love our Pastor & Ruth. He holds a special place in my heart & I will rejoice when the day comes & I will be able to see him again. Our prayers of peace, comfort & love to the Lambert family.

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Jim and Kim Rudolph
Entry: Our hearts are broken but they are also filled with gratitude for all the years we have had with Steve, Ruth and their family..they have become part of our family. We will remember many fun times. Our recent trip to Yellowstone National Park will stay with us for a long time. Snowmobiling with Steve will guarantee you a stomach ache from laughing! We remember many times filled with laughter. Also as a Pastor he & Ruth were ALWAYS there for our family. When my mom was on her death bed (for 15 weeks) he was by our side, by her side. He called a prayer meeting, in our home, to cry out to God to heal my mom! 8 years later my mom still watches church on her computer every Sunday morning. PTL! I think about our two boys and all our nephews..he loved them all and they knew it! Thank you Pastor, thank you for so many things. We love you! Jim & Kim

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: John and Jackie Joseph
Entry: We are deeply saddened by this great loss. Steve's ministry touched not only our lives but many thousands. Our prayer is simple- the Lord will comfort Ruth and the family during this most difficult time. Steve, you will be missed!

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Don Voelz
Entry: Pastor Steve made a great impact on my life and was influential in my decision to go into the ministry. He is feelong no pain no and is whole. Many prayers go out to Ruth and the family at this time of his homegoing.

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Debby and Glenn Kovach
Entry: We are so thankful to have known Pastor Steve. He was a wonderful and faithful servant to us. We remember when we first visited First Assembly of God,in Clearwater,there he was preaching and then turned around and directed the choir! We knew then this is where we want to attend church. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruth, his family and all our friends at First Assembly.

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Laura Menendez
Entry: I will greatly miss Pastor Lambert, I love him dearly. He was like another "Father" figure to me as he came aboard at Clearwater A.G.. He helped get me through some of my most rebellious teenage years and helped mold me to become the Christian woman I am today. He has been through the bad times and also numerous of good times. I will always cherish the premarital counseling he gave Mark and me which led to him marrying us. His love and support will never be forgotten as Mark and I went through miscarrying a baby. Then onto being there for the births of our two girls and then dedicating them to the Lord. Pastor Lambert will always have a special place in my heart. I love him and can't wait to see him again. -Laura Menendez

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: larry and kelly weld
Entry: steve always said that baby dedications were one of his favorite things. i'm proud to say that i was one of his best customers. when he dedicated grace, he said something that really struck me. he said, 'God chooses everybody's parents. before he laid the foundations of the world, he choose me to be grace's father.' thirteen years and four more children later, those words still inspire, challenge, and convict me. i loved him, i supported him, and i did everything i could to be faithful to him. my family owes a great debt to the lambert family and i won't ever forget it.

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Maryann And Dan Behrend
Entry: When we were at 1st Assembly, you could see the light of Christ shine in Pastor Lambert. He was a true example of a Godly man. Our prayers and sympathy go out to Ruth and family during this trying time.

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Russ & Jackie Baldwin
Entry: Our hearts go out to the Lambert family with the passing of their husband, father and son. God will give you the strength you need to carry on.

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: JT and Dorothy Lyons
Entry: Pastor when I worked with you and I finished an unbelievable task in record time you always said "Today you are my hero". Well you finished an unbelieveable task of a liftime lived in just 59 short years and you lived them to the fullest for God and your family and friends. Today "you are my hero". Love you Dorothy

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: DAVE STANLEY
Entry: my deepest sympathies go out to the lambert family.i only met pastor steve and ruth anne once personally,but when my mom was dying 11 years ago pastor steve was their and praying with her on her last day on earth.steve and ruthanne were also there for my family when my dad passed away last year.god bless you always pastor steve.you are with our lord and saviour.

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Diane Driver Norman
Entry: Ruth, you and your family are in our prayers. You are a precious woman of God and an inspiration to everyone.

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Beverly & Glen Jones
Entry: Dear Ruth and Lambert family our hearts ache with you for your earthly loss and rejoice with you that Steve is at "Home" with Jesus. May God pour out His comfort upon you. We are continuing to pray for you all. Love, Bev & Glen

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Randy and Peggy Morris
Entry: Peggy and I are saddened by the loss of a great husband, father, friend, pastor and leader in our community. As a fellow pastor very close by at the Woodlawn Church of God, we were thrilled to share in many worship and outreach events together, most memorable is the Tent-Revival many years ago where we shared the pulpit and worship duties. He was a loved and respected leader in the community and he will be missed. Our boys shared fun times growing up in the area, playing music, and just being friends! We love you Ruth and family!

Date: Aug 27, 2011
Name: Jennifer Schirtzing
Entry: My heart goes out to the Family of Pastor Steve. He will be missed.


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