Sam McRae, New Pastor of Outreach and Missions
I am excited to announce that Sam McRae will join the Friendswood Methodist ministry team as our new Pastor of Outreach and Missions. Sam married his wife Katie in June 2017 and they are expecting their first child, Ezekiel, around Easter. Last year, Sam and Katie moved back to Kentucky to care for their nephews, Ridley, who just turned four, and Silas, age two. Shortly before Christmas, a Kentucky family court awarded Sam and Katie permanent custody of the boys.
Sam is 26 years old. He grew up in San Diego, California in a Methodist parsonage. Both his parents are Methodist pastors in California, as well as his Grandfather. Sam says, “I felt the calling from the Holy Spirit to become a pastor when I was in 5th grade. I accepted the Lord into my heart when I was a child and have always wanted to share the love of Christ with others.”
Sam graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in May of 2017. While in seminary he focused on discipleship, evangelism, and church planting. He comes from the Cal-Pac Conference as a candidate for ordained ministry and will transfer his candidacy to the Texas Conference. He will initially join our ministry team as staff member and should be appointed as a local pastor in September, once he completes Texas Conference requirements this summer. He will then continue his ordination process as an Elder in the United Methodist Church. Sam has a passion to share his faith in Jesus and reach out in mission to others. He and Katie have both been on several mission trips and additional mission training in various settings.