In 1972, Ray and Virginia Masters were sent out as missionaries to reach the people of Argentina. With their 4 children including Sam, who was then only 11, they moved to Córdoba, Argentina. Sam grew up in Argentina and faithfully served alongside his parents for many years. He eventually came back to the United States to attend Baptist Bible Fellowship in Springfield, Missouri. It was there that he met his wife, Carita, from Oak Grove, Missouri.
Shortly after getting married, Sam and Carita moved to Miami to serve at the International Bible Baptist Church, ministering to both the english- and spanish-speaking communities. In 1992, after nearly eight years of service in Miami, they were sent to Argentina under the sponsorship of the Baptist Bible Fellowship, the same group with which Sam’s parents served. They have lived in Córdoba, Argentina ever since.