Dr. Richard Sams is a Kentucky native who holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also has two masters' degrees (Master of Divinity and Master of the Arts of Religion) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Sams has been in pastoral ministry for the past 25 years presently serving his sixteenth year as the pastor of Calhoun Baptist Church in Calhoun, KY. He has previously served as an adjunct professor for Mid-Continent University and currently holds a chair on the Pastoral Leadership Advisory Board of Liberty University. He is married to Shawn Sams, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Liberty University and is the current Clinical Research Coordinator for an international biomedical pharmaceutical company. They have three children: Allyson, Haley Grace, and John William.