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Samuel E. Baker

Associate Professor, Students & Family Ministries, 2006

B.A. Biola University
MACE Talbot School of Theology
Ed.D. George Fox University

Ministry Experience

20 + years ministry experience, serving churches in So. California and most recently in Southwest Wastingon, in the following areas: sports and recreation ministries, youth ministry, children's ministry, men's ministry, adult minisitreis, family ministries, pastoral care and counseling, church administration, and Christian education. Also serves as teacher trainer, camp speaker, conference workshop and seminar leader, church leadership consultant, and regular pulpit supply.

Professional Service

  • Member: NAPCE – North American Professors of Education (member)
  • Member: AYME – Association of Youth Ministry Educators
  • Member: Exceptional Kids Incorporated – Special Needs Kids Organization
  • Member: Kappa Tau Epsilon Scholastic Honor Society
  • Member of IASYM (International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry)
  • Member and certified instructor ETA (Evangelical Training Association)


  • Baker, S. Review of KidLead: Growing Great Leaders, by Alan E. Nelson. Christian Education Journal 6:2 (Fall 2010).
  • Baker, S. Et. al. “Thoughtful Christian response to uncertain times.” Corban Magazine, Vol. IV, No. 1, 17.
  • Baker, S. (2007, October). Apophatic and Kataphatic spiritual types: A descriptive comparison of the similarities and differences between Protestant and Catholic seminarians’ spirituality. Paper presented at annual conference of the North American Professors of Christian Education. San Jose, CA. [Peer-reviewed].
  • Baker, S. (2007, September). Understanding postmodernism. Lecture presented at the annual meeting of Children's Ministers Training Conference. Dallas, Oregon.


Member, Kappa Tau Epsilon Scholastic Honor Society.


Has been married to his wife Alyson since 1986. They have two daughters, Courtney and Katie. "We also have a dog named 'Cozmo" - I’ll leave it to you to guess his breed…?" In his spare time Sam enjoys playing as much golf as possible, reading, hangin’ with family, spending time with students outside of class, and all kinds of sports and recreation activities.