Samuel repented and believed the glorious gospel in 2011 and began following Jesus as Savior and Lord. He graduated from Auburn University in Education in 2014. Samuel married his wife Brooke in 2014 and their chief aim in life is to love God and help all nations, tribes, people, and languages hear the gospel and join around the throne of God in worship. Samuel entered full-time ministry in missions mobilization in 2014 and joined Lakeview staff in January 2018 as Director of Missions Mobilization.
As Director of Missions Mobilization, Samuel works closely with Hal in fulfilling the Trinity Plan by helping members of the church discover God’s redemptive plan for all nations, discover their role in God’s mission, develop their spiritual gifts to be used in God’s mission, and then deploy people into strategic ministry impacting all nations. Samuel’s role is specialized to train Lakeview members in a 9 month Go Group to prepare for disciple-making and church planting among unreached people groups. He also desires to help all members be more equipped to welcome the nations, send, pray, and mobilize.