Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

David Lambert

Director EMI UK
EMI United Kingdom
Joined EMI: January 2017

Professional Training & Experience

  • BA (Hons) 1979 & Dip Arch 1982 Portsmouth School of Architecture, Certified ARCUK/RIBA 1984
  • Professional practice - Saunders Architects 1982-2013, Competed projects included leisure centres, churches, schools and medical centres
  • Bournemouth “Architect of the Year” award 1989
  • Senior Partner - Saunders Architects 1989-2013
  • Long term volunteer with EMI Uganda 2014-15 working on Hospital and School projects in Uganda and Burundi with African and American interns.

Ministry Experience

  • Children and youth work 
  • Church leader (elder) 1983-2013
  • Leading worship, preaching and teaching.
  • Marriage preparation and the privilege of marrying a number of young couples.


Dave came from a strong Christian family with parents who allowed him to make his own decision but were supportive and encouraging. Dave and Jaz married in 1980 and have three daughters and two grandchildren.