Apostle Carlos Lamar
“Truly the signs of an apostle were done among you in all patience, in signs, in wonders, and in mighty deeds”. 2 Corinthians 12:12
Apostle Carlos Lamar Sr. is the Pastor and Founder of Refuge of Hope in Christ Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, Ky and Senior Pastor of New Beginning in Christ Baptist Church in Owensboro, Ky.
Apostle Carlos Lamar Sr is married to Rhonda Bynum Lamar and together they share five children.
At the age of 18, Apostle Lamar accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. In 1990, he had a divine visitation where he saw and was touched by God’s Shekinah Glory. From that time on, men and women of God prophetically told him that he would do a great work for the Lord.
In 1998, he was invited to preach his first sermon at St. John Baptist Church. In 1999 he was licenses and ordained Through the church of Jesus under Bishop R.A. Smith. Not knowing whether he was a prophet, pastor, teacher, or evangelist, he sought the Lord for clarity.
The Lord reminded him of the vision, and his exact words were, “I sent you”, Apostle, (Ap-Stellos), meaning one sent. In 2000, God released Apostle Lamar to the lay the foundation for Refuge of Hope in Christ, which he is continually building in order to add souls to the kingdom of God. Through the power given to him by God, many miracle, signs, and wonders have followed his ministry.
The supernatural healings, demons cast out, souled saved, and people raised back to life from their death beds. While preaching at a conference in 2010, his Apostleship was confirmed by two different prophets. He was still hesitate to publicly embrace this title. While attending a church service, God used Apostle Raphael Robinson of Chicago, IL to prophesy and confirm that God wanted Apostle Lamar to publicly embrace his apostleship.
While at a conference in Chicago, it was confirmed again by Apostle Rick Daniels, of Milwaukee WI. In June 2011, God’s next assignment for him was in the city of Owensboro, Ky where he was appointed the Senior Pastor of the Center Street Baptist Church. He has ordained Deacons and Bishops raised up Pastors, Teachers,Evangelists and Prophets. Apostle Lamar has preached on local and TV broadcast and is the Author of 2 books Women be made whole and Celestial combat. He also teaches the school of prophets, Spiritual welfare and Leadership. And is a student of Hebrew and Greek bible studies.
Apostle Carlos Lamar Sr is a true servant of God.