Raymond E. Lambert, a native of Portland, Oregon, has lived in Southern California since 1968. He is the youngest of three sons born to Frank and Dulah Lambert. A graduate of what is now Northwest Christian University, he received his seminary degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Ray has served in pastoral ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with congregations in Texas, Arkansas, Idaho and California.
Since retirement, he has worked part time as an associate minister with the Manhattan Beach Community Church. The father of three adult children, he now enjoys two more young adults, the children of his wife, Terri. They have four wonderful grandchildren between them. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, his interests include tennis, golf, working out, travel and singing with the church choir. He has been writing poems for the past 17 years.