Divine Comedy- Buddy Lamb
One day, he's
a clown.The next, a magician.But each and every Sunday, he's a preacher.
For nearly 25 years, the Rev. Buddy Lamb has juggled all three roles.For him, they're natural complements."I'll communicate God's love while you're laughing," said Lamb, pastor of Schomburg Road Baptist Church.
- whose clown name is Budzo - especially admires the
exaggerates what's already there," Lamb
explained."There's a joy that a clown experiences.He
doesn't hide behind it but works from what's inside." Lamb
, 48, started clowning around more than 20 years ago when a man in his
church in Covington, Ga., encouraged him toperform for a church group."I had never in my life 'dressed out,' with professional makeup," Lamb
recalled, but said his
outgoing personality carried him through."I never meet a stranger."As he
moved from church to church, Lamb
built up his
makeup and magic skills and even went to clown conferences.He
...Lamb is now the drama consultant for the Georgia Baptist Convention, and the only one in the 50-state Southern Baptist Convention to have a clowning background.Lamb
regularly performs for GBC-sponsored events, and also gets calls to perform at Southern Baptist-sponsored conferences around the country.