About Sam

  • Accepted Christ as Savior at the age of five
  • Attended Grand Rapids Baptist College / Cornerstone U., 1992-1997, psychology major
  • Graduated with a BA in Religion from Liberty University – 2010 (3.5 gpa)
  • Ordained 2010
  • Started W.I.T.N.E.S.S. while in college. A homeless outreach program
  • Volunteered at Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids from 1992-1995
  • Served as night floor supervisor for Degage Ministries 1993-1994
  • Went on a short term mission trip to New York City – 1993
  • Took part in a four day homeless weekend in Grand Rapids, MI. Lived like I was homeless for four days. Slept outside, ate at rescue missions and soup kitchens
  • For my internship I helped direct the Coit House in Grand Rapids, MI. It is a transitional house for homeless men. I lived there with the men for eight months – 1994-1995
  • Helped start the H.O.U.S.E. ministry in Ludington, MI – 2003
  • Served on the H.E.L.P. (Hands Extended Loving People) Ministries board of directors in Ludington, MI – 2003-2005. Was Vice President for 2005
  • Provided pulpit supply for five months at Grace Christian Church in Ludington, MI 2006-2008
  • Jail Ministry in Ludington. Visited with the inmates and held Bible studies. Aug. 2007-April 2008
  • Served as missionary with Baptist Mid-Missions from 2005-2015
  • Actively served in home church over the years through: Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, Pulpit Supply, Head Usher, VBS Director, AWANA Commander, Directed Dramas, Outreach, Missions Committee, etc.

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