Our Story

Sam grew up in Argentina and faithfully served alongside his parents for many years. He returned to the United States to attend college in 1981. It was there that he met his wife, Carita. Shortly after marrying, Sam and Carita moved to Miami to serve at the International Bible Baptist Church, ministering to both the English and Spanish-speaking communities. After nearly eight years of service in Miami, they were sent to Argentina. In 1997, Sam led a team that began Centro Crecer Church in downtown Córdoba. God has blessed the church and five additional works have been planted. With the growth of the church also came the need for theological education. In 2006 Seminario Bíblico William Carey was begun. Originally set up as a virtual campus, SBWC now has five study centers in the Americas and is reaching students in 8 countries.

Sam has a Master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and is finishing a PhD from Southern Seminary.

Sam and Carita have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Current Projects

Centro Crecer

In 1997, Sam led a team that began Centro Crecer church in downtown Córdoba. God has blessed the church and five additional works have been planted.

Seminario Bíblico William Carey

One of the biggest missional challenges in Latin America is the lack of quality theological training available to the spanish-speaking world. Recognizing this, Sam started Seminario Bíblico William Carey in 2006, making quality conservative theological training accessible to every qualified Latin American student, leader and pastor.

The Crecer Foundation

The Crecer Foundation is a missions resource provider that supports the work of the local church in South America and selected locations around the world. What motivates and drives Crecer to fund and develop projects around the world? In a word, “Missions.” We provide resources so that churches can more effectively transform communities.

Carey Students exists to connect donors to students of Seminario Bíblico William Carey. Donors provide invaluable education to faithful leaders in the Spanish-speaking world, training up the next generation of Latin American leaders.


Latest Updates

Misiones y La Reforma (Spanish Video)

Here is a video from the Gospel Coalition in Spanish on missions and the Reformation.

20th Anniversary Celebration

In August, our church celebrated 20 years of ministry. Representatives from all seven works made up the 450+ that were in attendance. Our sending pastor, Russell Johnson, gave the church a strong challenge from the book of Psalms. Two pastors and five deacons were ordained.

Amigos Por Siempre (Friends Forever)

July means winter vacation for us here on the underside of the earth. This makes it perfect for a mission trip. Our church sent a group north to the province of Salta to minister in the Calchaquí and Lurucatao valleys. The 15 day trip was split up between three teams. Each team had at least…

Support Sam & Carita

Sam and Carita depend on the generosity of God’s people. If you would like to support their ministry in Latin America, donate using the button below. All donation are tax-deductible.

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Córdoba, Argentina