Samuel Smith

An internationally recognized speaker, Sam Smith is the CEO of Medical Ministry International. In When Love Heals, he shares a powerful message of how each of us has been called into service for others. Sam felt this call after years in the business world as an established executive in brand, marketing, and international leadership. He invested his talents in international ministry and achieved record results for serving the poor, fundraising, and securing volunteer support as the CEO at Mercy Ships.

Since 2007, Sam has focused on “Optimizing Ministry”—optimizing our God-given gifts to make the biggest impact possible on those we seek to serve—an idea that has become an essential element in the DNA of the Medical Ministry International Team serving in over 23 countries. Sam has been approached to speak on the subject of “Optimizing Ministry” by churches, international relief and development organizations, foreign governments, as well as the National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB).

Sam currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing Advisory Board, and a Director on the Nelson Rusche School of Business Advisory Board at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Sam and his wife, Jill, have a daughter and son, Sheridan and Jensen. They live in Allen, Texas.
Christ following, wife, mother, grandmother, and small business owner with passions for holistic wellness, gardening, raising critters, and preserving our Constitutional liberties especially free speech, religious freedom, and the 2nd Amendment. God gave me the most wonderful husband, who I love dearly and am grateful to have the opportunity to work with every day as his Producer in this Real Side venture. When you see my posts, they are truly mine. So please don't hold him accountable for what I write. Contrary to what some say, I'm not a Stepford wife. I have my own opinions and am willing to share some of them here.