PASTOR SAM BARBER - Lead Pastor

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Sam’s primary responsibilities include preaching/teaching, vision casting/strategy, and leadership of the pastoral staff and leadership board.  

Sam is married to Jill and they have one son, Ross, who lives in Columbus, OH, and works in digital marketing.  Sam and Jill are recently from Ohio but Jill’s roots are in West Virginia and Sam’s in Ohio.  

For fun Sam enjoys a good project whether it be home improvement or working in the garage.  He also enjoys the outdoors which would include exercise of any kind, fishing, camping, and motorcycling.  He loves spending time with Jill and great stories in film or print.

Sam has a B.A. in Psychology from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, an M.A. in Christian Ministries from Malone University, and an  M.T.S. in Theology from Duke University.  

His favorite movie is probably “Lincoln” but the "Borne Identity" and "Oceans 11" are also must watch.