Sam and Becky live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area where they now serve, seeking to reach the 300,000 community college students there. Sam and Becky desire to see thriving ministries on all ten community college campuses in the Phoenix area.
Sam says, “Campus ministry is essential because students are at perhaps the most pivotal place in their lives. Most of them are looking for answers to the biggest questions in life. It is also the last really open time for reaching them with the Gospel.”
At the age of 22 Sam came to see that “if Jesus Christ means anything in my life, He must mean everything!”
With a desire to serve God he enrolled at Southwestern Bible College in Phoenix, Arizona, to prepare to serve on the foreign mission field.
While attending Southwestern he met Becky, whose parents were missionaries with WorldVenture in Brazil where she grew up.
After Sam graduated from Western Seminary, Sam and Becky served as church planters with WorldVenture in northeast Brazil for eight years.
Sam and Becky were married in 1978 in Brazil during a short-term mission experience. They have three children: Samuel, Joshua and Micah.