Heath Lambert, Senior Pastor
Dr. Heath Lambert has served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida since May of 2018, after serving as associate pastor for almost three years. Pastor Heath is a faithful teacher of God’s Word and a leader in the biblical counseling movement. He is the former Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (2013-2018).
Prior to moving to Jacksonville, Heath served as associate professor of biblical counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College in Louisville, KY.
He is the author of several books, including The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams (Crossway, 2011), Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace (Zondervan, 2013), and A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry (Zondervan, 2016).
Heath earned a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in biblical and theological studies and political science from Gordon College in 2002, a master of divinity (M.Div.) in Christian Ministry from Southern Seminary in 2005, and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in biblical counseling from Southern Seminary in 2009.
He is married to Lauren and they have three children: Carson, Chloe, and Connor.