Pastor Sam is a graduate of Biola University. He went on to receive his M.Div. at Talbot Seminary and his Th.M at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has a huge heart for people, and his emphasis is to personally reach out to every Hillside member and shower them with the love of Jesus. He also loves to spend time by the ocean, whether it'd be to surf or fish. He enjoys good food and finds joy in sharing his catch with his community members.
Though he is originally a native of Hacienda Heights, he now resides in Orange, California with his amazing wife Shanie and their adorable son Benji! He is also the founder of NexGen Pastor's, which is a network and fellowship of pastors in SoCal and he sits on the board of ISAAC, Institute for the study of Asian American Christianity.