Sam & Eve, plus their three girls, make up some of the finest people you'll find at HOTC. Sam is originally from Hemet, CA and was originally stationed in Alaska with the U.S. Air Force in November 2004. In just a few short years, the State (and his Beloved) had won his heart and were the catalysts to transition to the AK Air National Guard in November 2007. Eve is from Homestead, FL and has lived in Alaska since 1993. They met at a small group through Anchorage City Church and have been married since July 2007.
Sam has a gift for teaching and spiritual insight which are both exercised by faith to benefit the church and it's leadership in many ways. He also brews up some killer kombucha for the Fizz Bar. Eve serves on the check-in team for HOTC Kids and also helps lead the Women's Ministry as well as seasonal events such as our Winter Bazaar.
What Sam & Eve love most about HOTC is the focus on the gospel - "That God has done for us what we are incapable of doing for ourselves and reconciled all people to Himself. We love because He first loved us. We understand that all things are provided by Him for us and for our highest joy. Since we acknowledge that we haven't done anything for this gift, there is a genuine pursuit and desire to share it with all people. It is because of this focus that there is a true sense of community and belonging that people from all walks of life and backgrounds experience here."
Sam's favorite dessert: Berry crisp wth vanilla ice cream. Or just an aged Tawny Port!
Sam's favorite verse: "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him?" - Matthew 7:7-11
Eve's favorite dessert: pineapple upside down cake (without cherries)
Eve's favorite verse: "Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places." - Habakkuk 3:18-19