I am so very happy to announce that Tina and I have signed a publishing contract with Kregel Publications to write a new book. We have been working on a project for quite some time and we are thrilled that Kregel is going to partner with us on the project. Pray for us as we move forward and as we seek to create something that will have a big impact on broken and wounded lives. Kregel published Tina's first book, Wounded Women of the Bible, and so it is fitting that we continue together. This is my first attempt at writing and so Tina will have her hands full keeping me on task. I look forward to sharing more with you in the near future. Thanks for your support and I can't wait to share this book with you. I don't believe anything like this has ever been written before. We're believing that lives will be changed through this resource.
I am the Pastor of Tolar Baptist Church, Tolar, Texas. I am the author of, "Messed Up Men of the Bible: Seeing the Men in Your Life Through God's Eyes" (Kregel, 2016). The book received the Golden Scroll: Non-fiction Merit Award. I am the founding pastor of Grace River Church in Severance, 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 32 years. She is a talented author, teacher, singer, and song writer. Tina writes at www.tinasamples.blogspot.com and is the author of, Wounded Women of the Bible, 2013 by Kregel Publications. I have two amazing sons, Jaren and Zach, and one extraordinary granddaughter, Abigail.