Rabbi Ryan Lambert
Rabbi Ryan grew up in a Reform Jewish home in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. In college, he came to believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Jewish Messiah and his life has never been the same.
After graduating with an education degree from Winthrop University, he went on to get his Master of Arts in Religion degree from Liberty University.
Over the years, Rabbi Ryan has served in the church and the Messianic Jewish movement in various roles. He has planted congregations, spoken in hundreds of churches, led trips to Israel, and has served as a personal assistant to Dr. Michael Brown (author of “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus”).
In addition to serving as the Rabbi at Tikvat David, Ryan also is the Director of Torah Club and the Director of Outreach for First Fruits of Zion FFOZ. He is actively involved in the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC), Lausanne Consultation for Jewish Evangelism (LCJE), the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and various other international organizations. He regularly speaks in Messianic congregations and churches both domestically and internationally.
Rabbi Ryan and his wife Jeanne live in Roswell. They have six children.
A Note from the Rabbi:
I am glad that you are visiting the Tikvat David website! I hope that your time here will motivate you to visit us on a Saturday morning or for another one of our gatherings. Tikvat David is a unique community. We love and practice Judaism. But this is a unique form of Judaism. This is a Judaism that is centered on the Messiah Yeshua. We call this Messianic Judaism.
Messianic Judaism is unique. It's a form of Judaism that encourages Jewish people to practice Judaism with full allegiance to Yeshua. We also understand Messianic Judaism to be a Judaism that fully welcomes Gentiles to appropriately connect to the Torah, Jewish tradition, and the Jewish community as disciples of Yeshua.
Now, all of the above may sound like a bit much! But don't worry. Our community is diverse, warm, and welcoming to people who are at various points in their journey. So please don't be intimidated about visiting!
One of the many things I love about Tikvat David is that it's a safe place to ask questions. We actually organize many of our teaching and learning opportunities so as to encourage questions, debate, discussion, and dialogue. Also, at Tikvat David, it's very important for us to not keep to ourselves. We are active in both the Atlanta Jewish community as well as alongside our brothers and sisters in Messiah in our area. We want Messianic Judaism to help us to love God and love each other more - and we also want that reality to shine forth to our family, friends, and community.
If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at info@TikvatDavid.org. Again, come see us. And bring your questions!