25 Year Anniversary History

A 25 Year History of God’s Blessings

Join with us each month this year as we share our ministry history with you, from the beginning to the present.


March: International Expansion

During the years from 1993 through 1997 when the ministry headquarters were in Monroe, NC, the Lord not only increased the number of meetings per year, but He also prompted pastors to recommend our ministry to pastors at other churches. As a result, meetings were held at many new locations. Pastor referrals became the best means of expansion. As Sam studied, the Lord directed him to passages that practically addressed family issues. We developed the Partners in Paradise marriage conference and the Leaving a Legacy parenting conference.  We also added Peace in a Pressure Cooker World conference for ladies.

First Baptist Indian Trail asked Sam to accompany their mission team on a trip to the islands of Canouan and Trinidad. This was the very first mission trip on which Sam had the opportunity to participate. We had never raised money for a trip of this scope before, but the Lord Our Provider proved He would supply every need. This is a lesson we learned over and over again. The team traveled by boat to the small island of Canouan (3.5 miles long by 1.25 miles wide) which was populated by only about 1000 residents. There was no electricity on most of the island. The team slept outdoors under the stars and used collected rain water to shower. They conducted outdoor crusades and personal evangelism to the native islanders. Sam also had the opportunity to share family messages. After leaving Canouan the team traveled to Trinidad and ministered there. Read full story…



February Blog – Laying the Foundation

January Blog – The Beginning

Pastor’s Testimonies

Pastor Mike Whitson Shares about Family Fortress Ministries.

Watch Pastor Bill Hegedus FFM Testimony

Bill Hegedus is the pastor under which Sam was called into the ministry.

Couples Testimonies

Tristan & Anna Harmon Share about Family Fortress Ministries.

25 Most Requested Messages by Evangelist Sam Wood

These messages are available by clicking on the message or by listening on the
Family Fortress Ministries App (go to your favorite app store to download).



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25 Family Books Recommended by Sam & Debbie

Each month we will add two more recommended books.



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