“Just entered the 7th decade of life living in Melbourne Beach, FL. Approaching 50 yrs of marriage with 3 children and 9 grandchildren. Inducted into East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame as former pro surfer. Became a CPA and worked in public accounting before getting into the Petroleum distribution business in 1980. Co-found a state-wide petroleum business (Harbour Petroleum Corp) in 1980 and passed off the business, in retirement, to his partner and son in 2018. Sam continues to surf and take surf trips annually as well as plays tournament tennis.
Having grown up in a church he came to faith at a young age. During the late 60’s, Sam was impacted by the world-wide Jesus movement and was awakened to a Jesus whom he could believe in and follow for the rest of his life. He began meetings in his surf shop in 1971 that later birthed a new church made up mostly of people under 30. Sam had the privilege of mentors whom impacted his faith journey significantly, older men who gave of their time to help him in the Lord. Sam continues to offer the same.
In addition to being a former elder of a large church he has been involved with the “Young Life” ministry for over 30 years. A quote from Sam, “I have been in the Lord, church and various ministries all of my adult life. This Ransomed Heart Boot Camp has produced more fruit in men’s lives than anything else I have ever been associated with. I am all in, encouraging men to attend events like this so the Lord can touch them just where they need it. I can’t begin to count the lives I have seen radically changed. Or the healed marriages that have been saved. The camp is just a tool, but a highly effective one God offers to usher in major heart surgery so that you can be changed more into His likeness.”