Heath Lambert

Dr. Heath Lambert is the Executive Director at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.  ACBC is the largest biblical counseling organization in the world with counseling training centers and certified counselors in 29 countries.

Dr. Lambert also serves as the Associate Pastor and Executive Pastor for Discipleship and Family Life at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL.

Dr. Lambert is a faculty member at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and their undergraduate institution, Boyce College, where he has taught since 2006.

Dr. Lambert is a founding council board member of The Biblical Counseling Coalition.  He serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Family Ministry, and The Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Dr. Lambert has authored and edited several books including The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams (Crossway, 2011), Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God’s Resources in Scripture (B&H, 2012), Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace (Zondervan, 2013), Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says about Sexual Orientation and Change (P&R, 2015), and A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry (Zondervan, 2016).

Dr. Lambert earned the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biblical and Theological Studies and Political Science from Gordon College in 2002; The Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) in Christian Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005; and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in biblical counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009.

Dr. Lambert lives in Jacksonville with his wife Lauren and their children Carson, Chloe, and Connor.

Transforming Desire 3

Is Temptation a Sin?

Denny Burk and Heath Lambert explain that while some sin is external and comes from the outside, other sins are internal and stem from our own desires.

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Desire and Identity

Heath Lambert and Denny Burk remind us that God wants all of our desires to conform to His will, including homosexual desires.

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Transforming Desire 1

A Biblical Look at Desire

Heath Lambert and Denny Burk tackle some topics that have become increasingly confusing in our culture, even to believers-homosexual desire and identity.

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Facing Temptation Head On

Heath Lambert and Jim Vander Spek join forces to talk about overcoming lust. Having dealt with lust themselves, Heath and Jim tell how they found freedom from this particular sin.

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Winning the Battle Over Lust

You can overcome lust and find freedom with God’s help. Biblical counselor Heath Lambert and businessman Jim Vander Spek share their stories and how each of them dealt with lust in their own lives.

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