Pastor Samuel Kupeyan
Sam trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as His Savior when he was 4 years old. As a result of being brought up in a Christian home, and attending Christian elementary and high schools, Sam grew in the knowledge of the Lord. It was through much prayer that Sam accepted the Lord's call to attend Pensacola Christian College and pursue a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministries. At a young age, the Lord had called Sam into His ministry, and Sam desired to not only follow in his father's footsteps, but also faithfully serve and honor the Lord. Sam received his Bachelor's degree and desired further training and he earned a Master's degree in Bible Exposition from Pensacola Theological Seminary.
It was in high school where Sam met his eventual wife, Ruthie, and they both continued their relationship in college at Pensacola Christian College. Ruthie earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education as well as her Master's degree in Elementary Administration. Sam and Ruthie were married in June 2008, currently have a daughter named Lily, and have been striving to honor and faithfully serve the Lord in upstate New York.
Sam accepted the call of the Lord to become the Pastor of Sand Lake Baptist Church in February 2012, and trust that God is faithful to fulfill His purposes through those who are faithful to abide in Him.