Sam was born and raised in west-central Minnesota.
He attended North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in zoology.
In August of 2019, he started his seminary education through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and in January 2021, he was welcomed as a full-time Evangelist with AFCI and graduated with his Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages on May 6, 2022.
He will begin his Ph.D. studies in Systematic Theology residentially at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on August 1, 2022.
During his time at NDSU, Sam felt God's call into ministry. Not knowing what that would look like for the future, he decided to intern for one year with the campus ministry of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). In that year, he felt the unshakeable desire to preach and teach God's Word. Having already discovered a deep love for theological study and a passion for doctrinal purity, he began pursuing further education in theology to equip him for a life of preaching.
In the year with Cru, Sam began developing strong relationships with Brandon Smith and Dan Rudman, two evangelists with Ambassadors for Christ International. AFCI's core identity of seeking revival in the Church, doing evangelism through the Church, and providing training for the Church worldwide perfectly articulated his ministry passion. Thus, he joined AFCI in August of 2018 as an Evangelist in Training.
Sam's heart beats for faithful, doctrinal preaching. In that way, nothing in ministry is more exhilarating than expository preaching. Sam has preached in a host of settings and local Churches around Minnesota and North Dakota and will continue his preaching and evangelistic ministry in Kansas City as he works on his Ph.D.
Sam teaches on various issues such as postmodernism and critical race theory, biblical manhood and womanhood, and cultural apologetics. He loves personal evangelism and regularly visits university campuses to evangelize college students.
For more information on Sam Pirrotta, please visit his personal ministry website at https://preachandpersuade.com/