We live in a day when increasingly people are living in a vacuum, many around us not sure what to believe or even not sure what they believe. This is why it is so important that the pastor and church leaders and even those who are part of the body of Christ own what they believe.
It was RC Sproul who said that everyone has a theology. Everyone lives off a set of doctrine. It is either good theology or bad theology. I think you would agree that we do what we do because of what we believe. What we believe drives us to do what we do, but also determines how we view the things around us. I am reminded of Paul’s encouragement to Timothy that he watches his life and doctrine closely. And it is critical that the pastor also commits himself deeply to sound biblical doctrine.That is what we want to talk about in this podcast today. The pastor and good doctrine.
It was exciting for me sit down with Pastor Dan Samms about this. Pastor Dan is deeply committed to doctrine who believes if the pastor is going to be passionate about anything, it needs to be about what he believes concerning the truths of God’s Word. Dan’s primary role is equipping the saints to make disciples. He plants house churches and trains shepherds with Restoration House Church Network. He also teaches theology for Liberty University and for Underground Seminary. Dan is in love with his wife, Christy. They have three kids, a few chickens, and an awesome dog named “Sam.” Dan drinks good coffee, enjoys fine woodworking, and writes theology curriculum. Christy is a licensed counselor. She owns Hope Counseling and Consultation Services, LLC and is an incredible mother who has a variety of hobbies . Together, they raise their kids, lead the church, and enjoy God’s blessings and they do all that in Amherst, Oh.