District Elder Lamar Burch
Pastor Lamar Burch is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Christian Life Fellowship located in Fairfield, Ohio. Pastor Burch was launched into the ministry by his mentor and spiritual father Suffragan Bishop C. Shawn Tyson, Apostolic Faith Assembly Church, Canton, Ohio where he served in various capacities including Armourbearer.
He earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Trinity College.
In 1995 Pastor Burch relocated to Springfield, Ohio and began serving under the leadership of his next spiritual father the late Honorable Bishop Cecil A Pratt, Jr., Church of Jesus Family Worship Center. While at Church of Jesus FWC he served as Youth Pastor, member of Brotherhood & Ministerial Alliance, VBS teacher and Armourbearer.
Pastor Burch also served on the district and state levels of the Ohio District Council Young People’s Union of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. as Vice President and Treasurer.
Pastor Burch currently serves as Chairman of The Tri-State Fellowship of the World Assemblies of Restoration which comprises the states of Southern Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He has been elevated to the office of District Elder.
He also believes in serving in his community and has served as President of Springfield Metropolitan Housing, Springfield City Schools Middle School Assistant Track Coach, Springfield Broncos Pee Wee football coach, and Springfield Track Club Coach. He was honored to be named one of Springfield's Top 40 under 40 in 2007. He currently serves on the Fairfield Township's Community Engagement Council, Fairfield City School's Cultural Diversity Committee and as a Mentor with Connections Mentoring Program at Fairfield Compass Elementary School.
Pastor Burch has been married to Lady Shelli Burch for 24 years and they are blessed with 3 adult children, Emmanuel, Shelbi and Ethan.