Sam was raised in Greensboro, NC and met Christ as a teenager through Young Life. He is married and has four children. After working in business for three years, he attended Covenant Seminary. He began his ministry doing campus ministry at Winthrop University with Reformed University Fellowship. He then pastored for 13 years in Charleston, SC before coming to Grace Coastal in 2012. When he is off he loves to golf or get out in the country for a good hike.