Samuel is the proud husband and father of two children. He grew up in St. Louis, MO and has known from a young age that he was called to ministry. He moved to the south to attend a recovery program and lived in Mississippi, working in the Christ-centered recovery field, for close to ten years.
Samuel spent 8 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard, serving half of the time as a combat medic and the other years as Chaplain’s Assistant. He received two distinguished awards during this time of Army Achievement Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
Samuel went on to graduate from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and William Carey University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He is an Internationally Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the state of Missouri and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.