The Reverend Rebekah Abel Lamar 

Associate Pastor for Christian Formation 

Rebekah came to Idlewild in August 2015, bringing with her a passion for helping people be formed in their Christian faith.  She loves the strong foundation of ministry for children, youth, and adults at Idlewild and enjoys working with members to find ways to help members faithfully navigate the Christian journey.
Rebekah grew up in a Presbyterian church in southwest Virginia. She graduated from Presbyterian College summa cum laude, majoring in Christian Education and English. She completed her master’s in Christian education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in 2002. Before coming to Memphis, she served as Director of Christian Education at Decatur Presbyterian in Decatur, GA, and completed her Master of Divinity at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur in 2014.

Rebekah’s husband, Ashley Lamar, is a teacher and coach. They have three children, Sam, Ann Thomas, and James. 



Rebekah can be reached at  901-726-468 ext. 246 or

 Ashley and Rebekah, 
Ann Thomas, Sam, and James 





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