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24 May

May: Writing Our First Book

As the landscape for marriage rapidly evolved in the USA, when the media and then the government attempted to redefine marriage and the family, Sam sensed an urgency to compile the things God had taught us into a book titled, What is Marriage? He understood that the only definition of marriage that mattered was the

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01 May

April: Relocating to Tennessee

During this season of our history, the members at First Baptist Indian Trail embraced our ministry. The programs and preaching there strengthened us and established much of our ministry philosophy.  As with any young ministry, finances were a challenge because our family was growing and we had the expense of developing teaching materials. We prayed

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21 Mar

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

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20 Feb

Laying the Foundation

Once our ministry was named and we were relocated to the Charlotte, NC area, we started the search for a home church. Charlotte is blessed with many churches so we visited different ones until God directed us to First Baptist Indian Trail. What a blessing! After one Sunday there, it was obvious we belonged.  Pastor

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11 Jan

The Beginning

Sam was called to preach and minister full time in 1983. For ten years, he served as founder and director of an inner city Christian theater ministry. He also assisted his brother, David, in his evangelistic ministry during this time. The Christian theater outreach was an extremely time consuming and demanding ministry that yielded much

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