Lamar Vest holds the Spirit of Azusa Award, presented to him on October 23, 2018.
1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
Vest received the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Letters from Lee University. He was a president of Lee University from 1984 to 1990.
Vickie Vest, Lamar Vest, Joseph Crockett and Autumn Black.
Vest and his wife, Vickie at his installation, accompanied by Board Chairman, Dr. Dennis C. Dickerson.
Bishop Sam N. Clements (right) and Lamar Vest (left) sign a memorandum of understanding between the organizations.
Vest received a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Letters from Lee University. He was given a Master of Arts degree from the Church of God Theological Seminary.
Vest began his ministry as a pastor in his home state of South Carolina in 1955. In 1980, he became a director of Youth and Christian Education for the Church of God. Four years later he was appointed a president of Lee College (nowadays Lee University). In 1990, Lamar took a position of a general overseer of the Church of God. Then in 1994, Vest became a director of Church of God Media Ministries, where he served until 1996.
In 2006, he began working as the executive vice president of Global Scripture Ministries for the American Bible Society and chairman of the Bible Society's Board of Trustees. Since 2009 Lamar has been a president of the American Bible Society. Also he is the chancellor for the Division of Education of the Church of God in Cleveland.
Vest served on the Executive Committee and Board Chairman of the National Association of Evangelicals.
In 1958, Vest married Iris Vest. On February 16, 2002 he married Vickie Underwood. They have six children.