Marcus Lamb was born in 1957 in Cordele, Georgia, and raised in nearby Macon. He spent much of his childhood attending services and activities at the East Macon Church of God, as well as camp meetings and youth camps through his denomination’s state offices. He became a Christian at a young age, and began preaching at 15 years old.
At the age of 16, Lamb began college at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He majored in theology, and was accepted into an academic honor society. He graduated at age 19, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree.
In 1980, upon graduation from college, while traveling as an evangelist, Lamb preached a revival at the Tremont Avenue Church of God in Greenville, South Carolina. There he met Joni Trammell. The two began dating and were married in 1982. They have three children, Jonathan, Rachel and Rebecca. The Lambs now reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas metropolitan area.
The Lambs founded the first Christian television station in Montgomery, Alabama in 1985. In 1993, they moved to Dallas/Fort Worth to continue their TV ministry, and Daystar Television Network was born on December 31, 1997. Since that day, the network has rapidly expanded to become the second-largest and fastest-growing of its kind in the world.
Lamb is a sought-after minister and conference speaker, and also appears on television everyday as the co-host of Daystar’s flagship show, “Celebration.” In addition he is an ordained bishop with the Church of God, based in Cleveland, Tennessee. He is an enthusiastic golfer, an avid reader, and looks forward to his weekly date with Joni.