My name is Sam Barber. My wife, Jessie, and I live in Rincon, GA and are expecting a son, our first child, in April 2016. We are members of Ephesus Church and enjoy building a family for the kingdom of God here. Full-time, I am a teacher at a Classical Christian school in Savannah where I teach Latin and Greek. I also work part-time for the church as pastoral assistant to Nick Kennicott at Ephesus Church in Rincon, Georgia.
I am involved in a few different areas of ministry at Ephesus. For example, I plan and lead our weekly worship services. I also lead one of our mid-week small groups and a monthly bible study with our student ministry. I’m very excited to be a part of developing an outreach/evangelism ministry to our community. This includes praying for our community and the nations of the world during a monthly missions meeting, passing out Bibles and tracts in downtown Savannah, and a weekly effort to minister at our local abortion mill).
Practically, RBS has been instrumental in expanding my trust in and love for the Word of God. Every class I take confirms and reaffirms that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes. Every ounce of ministry that I do is strengthened by the knowledge that God’s word accomplishes the work for which it is sent, and I thank God for Reformed Baptist Seminary and the emphasis on the authority, necessity, and sufficiency of the Word of God. I have also benefited from the school’s emphasis on experimental Christianity. The classes at RBS are not only academically rigorous, but are experientially rewarding. I believe that they have made me a more practical and pastoral student and teacher of the word of God.
Lastly, my future hopes and plans are simple. I want to devote my life to the ministry of the gospel wherever in the world that may be. I love the Savannah area and I would love to spend years raising a family and being a part of the work that God is doing here, but I am content to go wherever I am most useful for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.