Dave Samples is a pastor, teacher, author, and church planter. He is a native Texan who resides in Granbury, Texas. He is the Lead Pastor at Tolar Baptist Church in Tolar, Texas. Dave has held numerous denominational leadership positions and has spoken for a variety of organizations including the Gospel Music Association at their annual gathering in Estes Park, Colorado.
Dave has a Master of Divinity Degree with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas and a Bachelor’s Degree from Union University, Jackson, Tennessee. He is also a proud graduate of Harrison-Chilhowee Baptist Academy, Seymour, Tennessee.
Dave has served as a chaplain in the US Navy, and also in local fire and police departments. In 2008, he was nominated as Windsor, Colorado’s Person of the Year in recognition of his efforts to provide disaster relief following a devastating tornado.
Dave and his wife, Tina, have two sons, Jaren and Zach, and one granddaughter, Abigail.