LAMBERT, David 1871 - 1962

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1962, page 195

Born at Aigburth, Liverpool, in 1871. As a boy he attended the Presbyterian Church, but when he was converted through the witness of a devoted cab driver, he joined Methodism where in the atmosphere of the class and prayer meetings he grew to spiritual maturity. He was trained at Didsbury and began his ministry in 1902.

For thirty-three years he served his Master with devotion and efficiency as he travelled in the following circuits : Chelmsford, Manningtree, Sunderland, Pontefract, Retford, Nantwich, Devonport, Loughborough, West Bromwich, Tipton and Newcastle (Staffs).

He retired in 1935 and went to live at New Southgate in the Finsbury Park Circuit.

In his early ministry he was greatly influenced by the Rev. Oswald Chambers, and was also identified with the League of Prayer which sought to bring revival to the Churches.

His preaching was always most powerful. being biblical, evangelical and spiritual. Young people who were converted were gathered into mission bands and encouraged to become local preachers and to offer for the Ministry.

In retirement he continued to serve his Church by visitation, preaching in the circuit and around. In his later years his sight failed somewhat, but it was an inspiration to watch him read his large type Bible and tell of the new discoveries he was constantly making there.

Preachers to whom he listened always found him most encouraging and appreciative. On the final Sunday of his life on earth he entered in his diary the reference ” 2 Timothy, ch. 4, v. 7″. David Lambert had indeed fought the good fight and kept the faith”.

He died on 20 October 1961 in the ninety-first year of his age and the fifty-ninth of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1962

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