Sam was born in Tomball, Texas and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He accepted Jesus as his Savior at 12 years old, physically feeling the Spirit enter him like fire. His faith was renewed when he was 18 after falling in love with his high school sweetheart, Leah, and now wife, when he was water baptized. Leaving behind his old life, Sam decided to focus on serving God in ministry and went on to study at and graduate from Moody Bible Institute earning his Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, while focusing on environmentalism. He strives to serve the Lord in environmental stewardship while teaching others how to do the same. Sam moved to Austin June 2013 after getting married and has been a part of Eastside Community Church as the Pastoral Assistant since it launched. If you’re wondering where he is at, check the community garden! Sam & Leah live in Northeast Austin with their daughter Abigail, dog Reggie, and rabbits Goku & Martina.
Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Cowspiracy, Forks Over Knives
Favorite TV Show: Lost, Battlebots
Favorite Music: Christian contemporary, Gospel, Classical, Symphonic Metal
Favorite Books: Lord of the Rings, Narnia, How Not to Die
Favorite Place to Visit on the Web: Youtube to watch the gardeners/farmers I follow
Favorite Place to Travel: The Caribbean
Favorite Verse: Colossians 1:2 ESV “For by him (Jesus) all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things were created through him and for him.”