- Born and raised in New Castle, IN
- Married to Susan
- Has 3 children, Ruth, Stephen, Jessica
- Received a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Bob Jones University
- Moved to Knoxville in 1986
For Pastor Sam Polson, putting a finger on his favorite part of being a Pastor is easy — seeing the Lord transform lives! Pastor Sam knows transformation first-hand.
“While I was in college, I had the opportunity to be involved with ministry to young people in under-privileged neighborhoods,” recalls Pastor Sam. “I received a real sense of fulfillment in sharing God’s love and Word with them. Through many circumstances and through the encouragement of several godly individuals, God clearly revealed His plan for me was to serve in the ministry of His Gospel.”
Pastor Sam’s duties are vast as lead pastor for the church. He serves as advisor to the pastoral team and staff, teaches in most services, and represents West Park in the greater community. He also serves as a godly father and husband and enjoys spending time with his family, especially through traveling and exploring new places together.
Above all else, Pastor Sam’s passion is teaching.
“I love to teach God’s word,” he admits. “Whether in large settings or small groups, I am energized by seeing people come alive to the reality and glory of Christ.”
Favorite Bible Verse
For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. -2 Corinthians 4:5