Pastor Sammy is an ordained minister and co-planter of Arise Christian Church. He is a native "Nuyorican" with a strong passion of reaching out to the bilingual, multicultural, and "unreachable" community. He is the recent recipient of the Fred Craddock Award for Excellence in Preaching and the Orange County District 4 Citizen of the Year Award. Pastor Sammy is actively involved in coaching new church planters and leadership development. You'll also find him drumming at Walt Disney World with the Epcot JAMMitors.
Pastor Sammy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Central Florida Rosen School of Hospitality Management, and a Master of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. He is happily married to Hilda Marie and is the proud dad of their daughter, Keilah Marie.