Does lust seem to be an insurmountable problem in your life? Biblical counselor Heath Lambert and businessman Jim Vander Spek have been there, and they’ve got good news. You can overcome lust and find freedom with God’s help. Having dealt with lust themselves, Heath and Jim tell how they found freedom from this particular sin. Both encourage men to heed the scriptures and make no provision for the flesh, turning to Jesus for help, and fleeing when temptation comes their way.
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.
Jim Vander Spek was born in Canada into a Dutch immigrant family and attended schools in Canada, the Netherlands and California. He went on to graduate from Azusa Pacific University and also attended Fuller Theological Seminary for a few years.
After beginning his business career working for several not for profit organizations, Jim eventually became a consultant and a CPA. In 1979 he started the CPA practice of which he is still a part.
While in College, Jim married his lovely wife Marsha, who was his High School sweetheart. They have two children and six grandchildren, all of whom are living in actively Christian, intact families in California. In his free time, he likes to surf.
For over twenty-five years Jim and Marsha have been an active part of Cross Connection Escondido (formerly Calvary Chapel Escondido). He has also served on the boards of various non-profit organizations and is currently the treasurer of Shepherd’s Staff Missionary Facilitators.
In 2005 Jim began writing about overcoming lust. A series of articles and Bible studies became the basis for a book which was published in 2011 and revised in 2014. In addition, Jim maintains a blog at overcoming-lust.com.