As a second generation Virginia State Trooper, Steve Lambert definitely had a great example and strong influence that helped guide him to where he is today. He says, “I’m motivated by a sense of duty, a reaction to the gift God has given me, my love for God’s people, my love for my family, love for Mike Young and Noble Warriors…but it really all boils down to the love of Christ… it compels me to worship Him in everything.”
Steve’s ministry, Centurion Network International, is a network of current, future, and former law enforcement, firefighter, first responder, and military professionals that serve our communities and great country. With the goal of equipping men to become fully-devoted followers of Christ and reach the profession they were called to, they sharpen and encourage each other for the battles men will inevitably face each day.
“The leading was always there; but again, it was the love of Christ that compelled me to become a subject matter expert in all that He gave opportunity and put my hand to.”
His calling has given him the incredible opportunities of testifying before Congress and preaching the Gospel on 5 continents, and (fun fact) he can sing the entire French National Anthem (in French!). His favorite place is Topsail, NC, and along with serving military and police, he enjoys hunting and fishing.
The best advice he’s ever been given is to “learn to love your wife…what does ‘unconditional love’ look like to her?” Steve has taken that advice to heart and will celebrate his 30th wedding anniversary with his wife, Jody, this coming March. They have three incredible children and Steve feels “blessed beyond measure.” Their daughter, Danielle, works as a Child Protective Services Agent and is married to a soldier who is stationed in Oklahoma. Their son, Seth, is studying to be a doctor, and youngest daughter, Grace, is studying to be a counselor.
Steve recently experienced the most trying time of his entire life, in which God drew him even closer. God used this trial to strengthen his trust in Him and to reveal His Power in suffering. Steve’s experiences, training, and love for serving God and His people will be greatly utilized as he sharpens men and equips them to serve their church.