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Dr. Sam Warren

  • Adjunct Professor

Biography:

 Thomas S. Warren II, known as “Sam,” was born in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1953. He was married to Michele Ann Kellogg of Rutland, VT in 1975. Sam & Shelly have two adult sons, Jared and Darrick. In 2016, he completed an 18-year pastorate of the West Jacksonville Advent Christian Church in Jax, Fla., before accepting the position of Director of Nurture for the Advent Christian General Conference in Charlotte, N.C. He has previously pastored churches in Oregon, Massachusetts and Connecticut. For a period of five years, Sam served as the Dean of Students for Berkshire Christian College in Lenox, Mass.

Sam has been a lifelong participant in the Advent Christian denomination, following in the footsteps of his dad, who also served as an Advent Christian pastor. Sam served for 12 years on the International Missions Advisory Committee (IMAC), which has given him much opportunity to travel and teach. In addition to this, he served as the recording secretary for the Executive Council of the Advent Christian denomination for six years and President for one year.

He is a graduate of Berkshire Christian College (1975) with a B.A. in Theology, a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1982), and a Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1993). Sam has been active as a certified Sonlife trainer and in 2015 became certified to teach the 4-Chair Discipling seminar based on Dann Spader’s book, 4-Chair Discipling. In 2013 he completed the Arrow Leadership program for advanced training in leading non-profit organizations.

Sam has written and published two books, “The Alexander Antidote: Turning Conflict into a Prescription of Wholeness for the Local Church” which has been updated and re-published with a workbook for church leaders and “Dead Men Talking: What Dying Teaches Us about Living,” which teaches the basic elements of the Advent Christian doctrine. Apart from being a diehard FSU and Jaguars fan, Sam is an avid reader, loves to play golf. His gifts include leadership, administration and teaching.

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