Church Staff

Lead Pastors EJ and Lacey Lamb

Pastor EJ first felt the call of God on his life at the age of twenty while at Barbourville Pentecostal Youth Camp. A year later, in 2001 he began working in youth ministry here at the Anchor, and by 2007, God had directed, and he stepped into full-time ministry as the Youth Pastor. In 2018, when Pastor Bill Lamb retired, EJ and Lacey stepped into the position of Senior Pastors of Anchor of Hope. They have always had a heart for the people of this church and surrounding community. It is their desire to see many get the help and hope they know can only come through Jesus! They enjoy life with their three children, Reese, Carter and Hudson.

Youth Pastors Tim and Tiffany Kidd

Tim and Tiffany have been serving the Lord since grade school and want to share their experiences with our students. They have also served in the role of children's pastor and in the music ministry. They have two children, Taylor (15) and Trinity (12), who attend Lebanon Schools.

"Our single mission in the youth is to draw kids to the cross, help transform them into leaders and arm them for the army of the Lord!"

Sunday School Superintendents Derek and Karen Pennington

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 19:14

Jesus spoke often of the faith of these little ones, and for good reason, we are all inspired by that childlike faith. So it is of the utmost importance we continue this ministry of teaching these little ones of Jesus Christ. It has been our honor to oversee this ministry for the last 10 years, as we continue to grow we look forward to what the future holds. We have been entrusted with the teaching of these children in the hopes that the lessons they’ve learned throughout their time in our Sunday School have helped to develop a firm foundation in Christ Jesus and His teachings. We believe that we are helping to prepare the next generation of preachers, musicians, worship leaders, prayer warriors and missionaries.

Sunday School times are Sunday mornings from 10 am – 11 am

Ages 2 thru 18

Pastor Emeritus Bill And Norma Lamb

"Since January 11th, 1975 Norma and I served as senior pastor of Anchor of Hope Church. In February of 2018 the congregational installed our son Ethan (EJ) and wife Lacey as the new lead pastors with our blessing. After serving for 43 years I knew in my spirit it was time for a change and asked the board not to present me for the pastorate in 2018. The Board honored my request, and since I would still be serving in other capacities, gave me the honorable title of Pastor Emeritus. This title simply means Veteran Soldier. I trust that by God's grace I shall finish strong and fight the good fight of faith until the end.

Norma and I now have the privilege and joy of sitting under our son and his wife. We see them being powerfully used of God in their new role and support them with our prayers, presence and counsel when requested. We are still involved in teaching. She is the Foundations Class teacher and I lead the Adult Bible Class. I continue to do a nursing home service in Lebanon, OH, sing for the congregation at Anchor of Hope, and assist Pastor EJ in whatever way needed. I am now able to visit some of my other "sons" in the faith from time to time who are pastoring, evangelizing, and doing the Lord's work in other places."

Children's Ministry

Amy Lamb