Pastor Anthony Lamb was born and raised at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the small country town of Stanardsville, Virginia.   Upon graduating from high school, he immediately entered the United States Army.
Shortly after joining the Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky, he surrendered his life to Christ.  One year later, while serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, he joined the Berean Baptist  Church of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  While there, he met and married Carolyn Ridgedell and also felt his call into the ministry.  Upon finishing his military service, Pastor Lamb earned a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology and  Masters of Education in Administration.
In February 1992, Pastor and Mrs. Lamb founded the East Coast Baptist Church of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Three years later, the Lord led them to San Antonio to establish a second church.  Freedom was founded in October 1995.  Pastor and Mrs. Lamb were married February 15, 1986 and have eight children.