Sam is a transplanted Southerner who moved to northern California during grade school. Although a church-goer, it was during his first year in college that he sensed something not right with his soul. Through friends who invited him to a Christian college ministry, he was challenged that faith in God included becoming a "follower" of Jesus along with accepting His offer of forgiveness. In John 8:31, he read, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
In the summer of 1972, while sitting on a beach in Florida, Sam asked Jesus be the Lord of his life, and from that point, God began unfolding his life's purpose.
Sam serves as the managing editor of the Worldview Church. He has been an Evangelical Free Church pastor for over twenty years and is a graduate of Cal State University (BA), Denver Seminary (MDiv) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (DMin). His Kingdom missional focus is to provide training to evangelical leaders to see relationships covenantally and live accordingly. He lives in beautiful northern Michigan with his wife, Meredith; they are the parents of five children.