After graduating from Stanford University with degrees in Urban Studies and Sociology, Samuel's first job post-college was working as an employee of Gospel Books in Mountain View, California. During that time the Holy Spirit led Samuel in a personalized spiritual training course as he read over 100 books from the Christian bookstore. At the end of that season Samuel moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and was launched into full time ministry in 2004. Samuel served as a worship leader, youth ministry leader, and short term missionary to the Philippines, Taiwan, China, and Iceland.
In 2011 Samuel met Ammi at her house church in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China, while he was ministering there as a guest speaker and worship leader. They fell in love and were married in Xi'an, China, in 2012. Later in 2012 Samuel and Ammi came to the US to study at Bethany Bible Training Center in Salisbury Center, New York. Upon completion of their Bible Studies Program, they went back to China for missions, and their firstborn son Johnny was born in Guangzhou, China in 2013. A couple years later they returned as a family to America and settled down in the Pacific Northwest. Today Samuel and Ammi resides in Seattle with their three little ones--Johnny, Zoey, and Tiffany. They minister locally and internationally with a focus on East Asia.