Rev. Dr. Sam Henderson (please call him Sam!) has served as solo pastor, associate pastor, pastor and head of staff, and interim pastor and head of staff in various congregations in eight presbyteries.  He has most recently served Interim Pastorates in coastal Georgia at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church in Savannah, and First Presbyterian Church in Brunswick.  Three of his pastoral passions are preaching, working alongside staff and lay ministry colleagues, and hearing how people experience God during the time they are NOT “in church”!

Sam and his wife Lane have been married for thirteen years, but between them, they have experienced many states of married and single life.  Sam was a single young adult, then married to his first wife, Catherine, for 17 years, then a widowed single parent of two teenagers, and now married in a blended family with adult children.  Lane was a single adult with challenging career and ministry opportunities, entertaining friends for years with continuous strings of blind date stories.  Her story took quite a turn when she said “I do” to a husband, a son, a daughter, and a dog and cat all in one day!  Sam and Lane function as a highly intentional team to make distance interim ministry possible for Sam.  Lane works with a state-wide business publication in Georgia, and has her own team training and consulting business.

Sam graduated from L.S.U., and also has theology degrees from Gordon-Conwell (Boston) and Columbia (Atlanta) Theological Seminaries.  He claims he has learned the most from people with and alongside whom he’s had the privilege of sharing in ministry in congregations and the larger church through the years.  In addition to pastoral ministry, Sam relishes opportunities for change consulting with churches, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Sam particularly enjoys long walks with his wife Lane and dog Moxie, seeing his adult children and their spouses, playing with his granddaughter, books and movies of many genres, following business and finance, good food with fun people, and exercise and fitness.