Vince Lambert currently serves as the Senior Pastor of River Oaks Community Church in South Holland, IL. Pastor Vince has over 21 years of experience in local church leadership in the roles of Associate Pastor and Church Planter. In addition, he has served as a faculty member at Moody Bible Institute, Trinity International University, North Park University (MBA program), and at Keller Graduate School of Management.

Pastor Vince also serves as a Chaplain with the Illinois Army National Guard where he has pastoral responsibility for several hundred soldiers and their families. His educational background includes a B.S in Finance from Chicago State University, an MBA from North Park University, a Master of Religion and Urban Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a Master of Human Services Counseling (Marriage & Family) from Liberty University and he has completed post graduate studies in Leadership with Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

His other training includes certifications as a PREP marriage facilitator, Family Wellness, Prepare/Enrich marital assessment, Marriage LINKS, PICK A Partner singles training and additional training in pastoral counseling. Pastor Vince is also a certified trainer in ASIST suicide intervention. His passion is to assist leaders in developing to their fullest potential for the purpose of walking in their God given calling. Pastor Vince also has a desire to equip believers for marketplace ministry having spent 20 years in the banking and financial services industry. He preaches the gospel in churches and conferences to equip and edify the body of Christ. Pastor Vince is married to Pastor LaTonia Lambert and they have two children.

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Pastor LaTonia Lambert currently serves on the pastoral staff of River Oaks Community Church in South Holland, IL, where her husband, Vince Lambert is Senior Pastor. Pastor LaTonia has served the body of Christ as a Bible teacher, worship leader, and counselor. Pastor LaTonia enjoys ministering prophetically. She is also passionate about the discipleship of youth and encourages them to develop their God given gifts. Pastor LaTonia is a leader of leaders; she trains leaders alongside her husband and has served as Director of Ministry Mates, an organization dedicated to supporting the wives of pastors.

Pastor LaTonia is a leader in the field of education. She is the Founder of Advance Success, an educational consulting firm whose mission is to implement customized programs for schools and to conduct professional development workshops for educators. Pastor LaTonia has worked with Chicago Public Schools and also served as The President of the Board of Directors for Urban Christian Academy in Chicago, IL. Pastor LaTonia designed the curriculum and produced the educational documentary, “In Pursuit of Einstein, Patterns of High Performers.” She has held various leadership roles in education including Director of Spiritual Life, Head of School, Dean of Academics, and Camp Director at The Cambridge School of Chicago, located in the Hyde Park Community.

Pastor LaTonia has an extensive business background as well, having worked for such Fortune 500 companies as Motorola and CBS. She has served on the Executive Board of American Women in Radio and Television. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago, and a Master of Education (Educational Leadership) from DePaul University, graduating with honors. Pastors Vince and LaTonia Lambert have been married for 22 years and have two children, Joshua and John.

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