Lamp and Light Ministerial Staff
Pastor Chris and Tessie Matlock
Pastor Chris has been in ministry for over 20 years and was an original founder of Lamp and Light in 1997. A powerful and dynamic speaker, Pastor Chris has a heart to reach and teach anyone, anywhere, and anytime. A 1992 graduate of Grambling State University where he also played football for the legendary coach Eddie Robinson. Pastor Chris is also an educator and High School football coach at Lancaster High in Lancaster, TX, where he teaches Business Technology. As a faith walker, Pastor Chris has a heart for the healing of God's people as he is also the founder of King's Table Ministries, a healing and deliverance ministry. Born in Oakland, CA in 1969, Pastor Chris moved to Fort Worth, TX as a toddler and was reared on the east side of Fort Worth where he also starred in football and track. Called into Ministry during his college years Pastor Chris became a dedicated servant of God and has giving his life for the furtherance of this Gospel to reach the lost souls of mankind. Pastor Chris is a very giving and humble Minister, who walks in the Fire of God and believes in the impossible always. Evangelist/Pastor Percy K. Mangrum Jr. who tutored and mentored Pastor Chris up in ministry, was once quoted that, "if I was in a fox hole and I could pick anyone to battle with me, it would be Pastor Chris." Born to the parents of Curtis and Margret Sanders in 1970, Tessie M. Sanders Matlock, is a product of the Dallas Independent School District; graduating from Lincoln Humanities & Communication High School in 1988, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication, from Grambling State University; in Grambling, La. Currently, Mrs. Sanders Matlock, holds a Master of Education degree from Concordia University of Texas in Advanced Literacy. She enjoys utilizing her skills daily in Writing/Reading Workshops for both elementary students, and teachers in the Dallas Independent School District. She believes in not just teaching students strong academic skills, but life skills as well. “In order to be successful in life, one must follow the Guidelines of Success: being responsible, being respectful, doing your best, cooperating with others, and stepping up to the challenge without quitting (Tessie Sanders Matlock). When asked why she chose to teach, her response was, “I didn’t choose teaching. It was chosen for me. Because I hail from a generation of Educators, it’s what’s in my blood. The scripture says, ye shall know them by their fruits.” Mrs. Matlock is the proud wife of Pastor Christopher F. Matlock, and has a beautiful daughter by the name of Troie E. Seawood.
The Matlock's reside in Glenn Heights, TX a suburb of Dallas, TX.
Pastor Davit and Heidi Lambert
Called into ministry at the age of seventeen, Pastor Davit has been a "jack of all trades" during his tenure with Lamp and Light, which started in 1997. A somewhat charismatic preacher, Pastor Davit's passion is people and their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Born in Houston, TX in 1971, he moved to Fort Worth, TX as an infant and was reared on the east side of Fort Worth. Pastor Davit has served in various capacities at Lamp and Light, from Deacon to Associate Minister, Praise leader, clean up man, etc. A self proclaimed mama's boy, Pastor Davit credits his mother and Pastor Chris, who is his biological brother for introducing him to the Lord and planting the Seed of Jesus Christ who forever changed his life. Mentored by the Evangelist/Pastor Percy K Mangrum Jr., whom Pastor Davit calls his teacher and spiritual father, Pastor Davit has dedicated his life to the Lord and to the spiritual lives of the flock of God. Married in 2007 to the former Miss Heidi Ned of Houston, TX, Pastor Davit has been blessed to have a wife who has a heart for God and the service of His people. Heidi is a graduate of both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. As the Praise and Worship Director, she has brought some new and innovative ideas to Lamp and Light that has greatly enhanced the Worship of the Lord. Like her husband Heidi is a worker bee, who handles many areas of services at Lamp and Light. Together the Lamberts have founded Plentiful Harvest Ministries (2007), which currently functions out of their home as an outreach ministry.
The Lambert's reside in Denton, TX.
For speaking engagements for Pastor Chris or Pastor Davit please call or write to us at 817-673-5804, PO Box 122381 Arlington, TX 76012 or email us at [email protected] . We would love to hear from you
JoEllen Blake Director of "Lil Lamps" Children's Ministry
A member of Lamp and Light since 2005, JoEllen has been a bright light and trail blazer as she is our new Director/Founder of the "Lil Lamps" Children's Ministry, which she has implemented for the growth of our children in the message of Jesus Christ. Born in Bryan, TX, she was reared and educated in the Bryan Independent School District and she graduated at Bryan High School, and then attended Blinn Junior College. Married in 2006 to Jerry Blake the Vice-President of the Deacon Board, they are the proud parents of three beautiful children Raegan 8, Rhiley 5 and Jaxon 2. JoEllen has been employed at Brinks since 2005. Sister JoEllen is a dedicated wife and mother and loves to spend time with her family and looks forward to the growth of the Children's Ministry.
The Blake's reside in Fort Worth, TX
Pastor Percy K Mangrum Jr
President Brother Charles Fulton
Vice President Brother Jerry Blake
Sister Brenda Mangrum
Sister Julie Fulton
Usher Board members
President Sister Jackie Walton
Sister Heidi Lambert
Director of Technologies