I am the founding pastor of Grace River Church in Windsor, Colorado. Previously I pastored Cornerstone Baptist Church, Windsor, Colorado (9 yrs) and FBC, Lipan, Texas (6 yrs). My first church to pastor was the Cliffside Baptist Church of Amarillo, Texas. I have served on staff of the FBC, Monterey, Tennessee, Olsen Park Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas, and FBC, Camden, Tennessee. I have served the Colorado Baptist General Convention as the Chairman of the Executive Board and as a Vice President. I have served as a Trustee for the North American Mission Board of the SBC. I have been blessed to walk alongside the love of my life, Tina, for the past 27 years. She is a talented author, teacher, singer, and song writer. Tina writes at www.tinasamples.blogspot.com and is currently awaiting the release of her new book, Wounded Women of the Bible, to be released Summer, 2013 by Kregel Publications. I have two amazing sons, Jaren (20) and Zach (18). My new favorite past-time is being an Off-Ice Official for the ECHL and the Colorado Eagles.