The Story of Memory Cross
The story of this company is not about us at all. It’s about God’s plan and how He can use you to change the world around you. We all have opportunities to serve others. God wants us to open our eyes. When we do we’ll find plenty of places where God wants to use you and me.
The idea for Memory Cross™ was conceived by Andy Lambert. Andy wanted something that could be used in children’s sermons to teach kids scripture that was fun. The result is Memory Cross™.
In 1997, after ten years in the pastorate, Rev. Andy Lambert was appointed as a General Evangelist in the United Methodist Church. He is the founder of Isaac Ministries, an interdenominational ministry of evangelism and renewal. Currently Andy is serving as contemporary worship pastor at Mt. Tabor United Methodist church.
In addition to preaching at many Conference events, Andy’s uniquely diverse career has included ministry in small and large memberships, rural, inner-city, contemporary and traditional churches. He has a passion to reach youth for Christ, yet his preaching connects intergenerationally and cross-culturally.
Andy is the author of “Man-Eatin’ Mutant Monsters from Mars” and co-author of the recently released, “Fuel for the Journey: A Guide for New and Growing Christians.”
Rev. Lambert received a B.A. in Sociology from Appalachian State University and received his Master of Divinity in 1987 from Duke Divinity School. He has taught preaching at Pfeiffer University and is a sought after speaker throughout the Southeastern United States and the United Kingdom.
In 2004, Andy was awarded the Harry Denman Award for Excellence in Evangelism. His wife Renee is a second grade teacher and they have two daughters. Grace and Joy. You can keep up with him onFacebook.
Rev. Bill Gibson is a full time local pastor at Faith Walk United Methodist Church — who spent over 16 years working in the marketing field in interactive branding and business development, with a specializing niche of image marketing. He also served in the United States Marine Corps and Reserve for more than 10 years and is a veteran of the first Gulf War.
He has a passion for preaching and for reaching young people with the message of Jesus Christ, and also pastors the youth of the church. For the past several years, he has worked in support of Conference youth ministry serving on staff at SPIRITUS and Choose2Share Christ — C2SX — annual youth retreats.
He studied at East Tennessee State University, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and studied Business briefly at Tusculum College. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible from Southern Christian University. Bill is continuing his graduate studies at Duke University and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Duke Divinity School.
Bill and his wife Traci have been married for more than 17 years and they have three children — Tyler, Allison and Jackson. They are originally from Kingsport, Tennessee. You can connect with Bill on Twitter.
Mike Vitamvas is the third part of this team. Recently he has dedicated his full time efforts into Memory Cross. “This is such an opportunity to use my talents to serve the Kingdom. I just love working on creative ideas to share the Gospel. His wife Gale and he both now work full time at Memory Cross.
He received his B.S. degree from High Point University and his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
His is married to Gale and they have two kids, Ashley and Amanda and two grandchildren. You can connect with him on Facebook.