About me

I’ve served as pastor of Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church (LC-MS) in Palm Coast, FL since 1996. I previously served congregations in Urbandale, IA and Coventry, CT.13095807_10153714932443460_6858694552374452172_n

I married my wife Lisa in 1984. We have three children: Adam (married to Sarah), a pastor in Dallas, TX; Katherine (married to Brian Wolf), a writer in Reston, VA; and Olivia (married to Rob Kendall), working as an event planner and living in Ormond Beach, FL. I have beautiful granddaughter, Eden and an up and coming grandson, Isaac (Adam and Sarah’s children), plus another handsome grandson, Elijah (Rob and Olivia are his proud parents).

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Me with Eden, Isaac and Elijah

I enjoy exercise and running, dogs, kids, playing the trumpet and guitar, tagging along with my wife on mission trips and writing stories about my encounters with God’s grace in life, ministry, family and community.


Everybody: December 2015

You can listen to some sermons here and catch up on Samson’s life here.



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