Dr. Sam Greer

Dr. Sam Greer, Senior Pastor

Birthday: March 22

Originally from: Crystal Springs, MS

Education background:

B.B.A. from Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

M.Div. in Expository Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA

Th.M. of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA

Ph.D. in Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA

Ministry background:

Pastor of Bonner Creek Baptist Church, Franklinton, LA 2004-2005

Pastor of Hebron Baptist Church, Bush, LA, 2005-2012

I began serving RBBC: June 3, 2012.

My wife: As Pastor Fred Luter says about his wife, I echo about mine: Tonya Tillman Greer is my “good thing,” my “Boo Boo,” my “fave,” the “apple of my eye,” my “prime rib!”

The other girls in my life, my daughters: Braydee Elizabeth Greer and Hannah Isabelle “Belle” Greer.

My role at RBBC: God has called me to RBBC to lead the people from the pulpit and love the people out of the pulpit. By God’s grace, I will preach God’s Word, pray and pastor God’s people, and push God’s kingdom agenda!

Personal story: At the age of 29, God called me out of the business world of financial planning to preach His Word. Tonya and I loaded up all we had, not very much, and moved to New Orleans to attend seminary. Until I no longer have breath in my body or Jesus returns: “for to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Phil. 1:21.

Favorite book of the Bible: Romans.

Books that have impacted my walk with Jesus: Radical by David Platt, Desiring God by John Piper, and The Cross of Christ by John Stott.

Most fulfilling part of pastoring: Standing before the people of God and proclaiming the Word of God for the glory of God!

Spiritual gifts: Prophecy, teaching, and leadership.

How can you pray for me? Pray that God will anoint my preaching and teaching. Pray that God will allow me to live under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Pray that God will continue to allow me to lead lost people to Jesus. Pray that God will explosively and spiritually grow RBBC for His glory!