About Us

Who We Are

September of 2012, 

Our family moved to Eugene, OR with a desire to love and serve in this community. We believe that this happens through connecting with God and the community around us. 


 Pastor Scott Lamb

Scott, before he is anything else, is a husband and daddy. His heart beats for his first calling and that is to love, serve and guide his family. Scott is married to Charissa who is a great partner in life and ministry. They have 3 children Ellie, Ethan and Emmalyn. Scott and Charissa have a unified passion to communicate the LIFE of Christ through their whole family. 

Scott graduated with a BA in English Lit. from the University of Oregon in 2006 and was also a member of the Duck's track and field team. In 2010 he received his MA in Youth and Family ministry from Western Seminary. In September of 2012 Scott and Charissa started Emmaus Life Evangelical Free Church in Eugene. This journey has been exciting and challenging as moment by moment God has clarified the direction and vision of this church. It is Scott and Charissa’s passion to help people learn to live as Jesus lived and Love as Jesus Loved. 

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A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
— Jesus of Nazareth


  • Pursuing God

    • Freeing people to pursue God and live a life of worship.

  • Being God's People

    • Building a family that intentionally lives life together in pursuit of Jesus.

  • Living in God's World

    • Empowering people to impact God's world together through their unique gifts.

We Value

  • Jesus as Lord of Our Lives (Rom. 10:9-10; Eph. 4:36)

  • Word/Worship (Rom. 12:1; Heb. 4:12)

  • Disciple-making Culture (Matt. 28:19-20)

  • Mission/Incarnation (1 Cor. 9:19-23)

  • Hospitality/Sharing (1 Tim. 6:18; Rom. 12-13)

  • Real-ationships (Rom. 12:9-16)


The Name: Emmaus Life (uh-mey-uh s)

The decision to call our Church Plant, Emmaus Life, comes from a story in chapter 24 of the book of Luke. In this story two disciples are walking home after the tragic death of Jesus. They are disheartened and disoriented as they walk, each trying to make sense of all that they had seen and heard. What was even more confusing was that some of the other followers had said that Jesus had risen from the dead. As they were discussing these things Jesus came to them on the road. He asked them what they were discussing and they said that they were talking about Jesus of Nazareth (they didn't recognize that it was Jesus they were talking to). Then they spoke the words that define the story, "we had hoped that he was the one..." You see, before this, in all the time that they had spent with Jesus, they didn't fully understand what or why Jesus had really come to the world. As they walked along the road to a village called Emmaus, Jesus opened their eyes to what he had really come to do: to show the passionate, sacrificial love of God to world. The Emmaus Life is about coming to that same understanding. Each of us has an Emmaus Road story. A story of connection and understanding. A story that connects you to the God who designed you, and wants to walk with you as you discover what you were made for. Come and walk with us.