Desmond Lamb

Class of 2000

Desmond C. Lamb was born on July 15, 1972, in Kansas City, Kansas. He was an only child and grew up with a loving family. He was particularly close to his maternal grandparents who toiled in the gospel field. Lamb is married to Sister Claudine Lamb. Together, they have three beautiful children, DeAnna, Alexandria and Desmond C. Lamb Jr., as well as one grandson, Alonzo Cooper. 

In addition to being a husband, father, and full-time pastor of Forest Grove Baptist Church, Lamb is also writing his dissertation for the Doctoral Counseling Program at Midwestern Theological Seminary. 

After graduating from Donnelly College with his AA degree in 2000, Lamb completed his BA in Psychology from Park University in 2004. He then went on to earn a Master of Divinity with a Counseling emphasis degree from Midwestern Theological Seminary in 2014. 

“Donnelly College played a huge part in getting me where I am today. If it wasn’t for Donnelly I would have never returned to the college classroom as a student. Now Donnelly has birth a new work in me. I am now in my fifth year as an adjunct instructor for the school that gave me a second chance at life. I love Donnelly and I hope to continue to give back to this wonderful place that has given me priceless opportunities and gifts. Donnelly is a place that values diversity and disrespects no one regardless of creed, culture, religion or race.”