Meet Pastor Sam

Serving at Barss Corner Baptist since: December 2011
Family: Married to Connie and with three small children.
Education: BA from STU, MDiv and MA from ADC
Previous Lines of Work: campus ministry
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: leverage… Among other kinds of mechanical advantage
Best Thing Someone Said to You: “you make me want to learn the Bible more deeply”
Life Motto: laziness is no good unless it’s well carried out
Three People I’d Like to Meet: The prophet Samuel; my great grandfather Wentworth
My Hero: Jesus
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: The time I asked to see his glory…
Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I’m very untidy at home…

(You can follow Sam’s reflections on what books and articles he is reading at


Books: aside from the Bible, War and Peace
Food: Lobster
Snack Food: popcorn
TV Show: the West wing
Time of Day: mid afternoon
Season: summer
Place in the World: Barss Corner
Place to Pray: walking in the country
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: walking, gardening, splitting wood, running, learning guitar, reading history
Scripture: John 8:31-32
Sports Team: chicago bulls of the 90’s
Sport: basketball

Not So Favorite…

Food: tomato juice
Snack Food: I like them all
Time of Day: early morning, if I didn’t sleep well
Season: winter
Place in the World: there was a beach in Malaysia that rubbed me the wrong way