William Tullis (Bill) Lambert, Sr., EdD
Minister of the Gospel and Professor Emeritus (New Testament Literature and Interpretation), Harding University
– Born on a farm in Lawrence County, Mississippi, to Troy E. Lambert (carpenter and farmer) and Susannah Tullis Lambert (homemaker and seamstress), January 8, 1937
– Grew up on a small farm near Tylertown, Mississippi, (1948 – 1956) with two older brothers [Joseph J. and Jake E.] and one younger brother [Troy T.].
– Graduated from Tylertown High School in 1956.
– Studied Bible at Freed-Hardeman College, a Christian Junior College, (AA) taking a “Third Year Bible Program” that was not transferred toward BA), 1956-59.
– Received the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Greek and Bible (minors in English, History, Philosophy, and Psychology) from Belhaven College (Jackson, MS) in 1970.
– Received the Master of Arts Degree in English from Mississippi College, with a focus on grammar (thesis project: Rules of Verb Auxiliaries for Translating Greek Verbs into Precise and Comprehensive English Verb Phrases), 1981, and did post-masters work in English at MC, Counseling at Mississippi State, Jackson, and Hebrew at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson.
– Received the Doctor of Education Degree in College Teaching, with a focus on teaching Greek and Biblical Interpretation (dissertation project: An Adaptive-Mastery System of Teaching Biblical Language and Biblical Interpretation) from the University of Arkansas (two dissertation committees – external committee from select theological seminaries and graduate schools of religion to evaluate Bible and Greek component and committee of UA faculty to evaluate educational component and approve total project), 1991.
– Made study tours in Rome, Greece, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, England, and Japan.
– Have preached in churches of Christ since 1952 (Preaching and Church Ministry)–1993 to present at Steprock Church of Christ, Searcy, AR.
– Serving as volunteer and church sponsored chaplain and Bible teacher in retirement and nursing homes for at least forty years–at Harding Place weekly (1998 to 2011), sponsored by College Church of Christ, and The Crossing at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center [since October, 2009] as volunteer.
– Edited two monthly religious papers with distribution of over 5,000 for over five years. Also had articles on ministry and biblical teachings published in several religious magazines.
– Preached on daily radio programs for at least ten years.
– Speaker on a weekly television program in Jackson, Mississippi, for nineteen years (preaching, interviewing guests, and answering questions called in by listeners).
– Served as an Elder in churches of Christ for 12 years in Jackson, MS, and 2 years in Searcy, AR
– Preached and Taught the Bible in Germany, The Bahamas, Saudi Arabia (to Non-Saudi Expatriates), Kenya, Mexico, Belarus, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy
Christian Educator Background:
– Taught New Testament, Greek, and Ministry; served as Academic Dean, Interim President, and Vice president of Academic Affairs for Magnolia Bible College, Kosciusko, MS (1976-1982)
– Taught English, Greek, Preaching, New Testament, and Biblical Interpretation at Harding University for twenty-five years (1982-2007)
– Served as Director of Harding University School of Biblical Studies (1990-96)
– Led college students on short-term mission trips in Singapore, East Malaysia, Mexico, and Belarus.
Married to Dr. Helen Carter Lambert, Professor Emeritus (Nursing), since 1957.
Two Sons – William T. Lambert, Jr., Minister of the Gospel, Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist, Lebanon, and Dickson, TN.
Dr. Carter E. Lambert, President of Central Arkansas Christian Schools, Little Rock, AR.
One Daughter – Joanna (Mrs. Ken Berry), Homemaker, Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist, Carmel, NY.
Eight Outstanding Grandchildren : ) – Four Grandsons and Four Granddaughters
Slogan: “Not to be served, but to serve” (Mark 10:45).
Personal Mission: Submit to God and let Him work His will in my life.