Sam is the Campus Pastor at Saddleback Church South Bay in Southern California.
As a PK (Pastor's kid) and MK (Missionary Kid), Sam has always been around the church and has been blessed to have served in vocational ministry for ten years (Mariners Church and Irvine Baptist Church). Nothing gives Sam greater joy than to see people live out their God given passion and talents. This is what has motivated him to pastor and mentor. Sam can talk for hours about leadership development, church leadership, preaching and Asian American related issues.
Sam is your typical nerd that loves to study. He has a Masters in Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. Both of these degrees have helped him in his journey of becoming a holistic pastor.
Sam is the biggest fan of the greatest team in the world (according to ESPN), the San Antonio Spurs! The 2014 championship was sweet redemption! His current obsessions include Spikeball, golf, tea and Disneyland.
Sam and his wife Grace have been married for eight years and we have two beautiful girls, Karis and Zoe Yoon. If you want to keep up with the Yoon family adventures, check out their family blog!