Sam Powell became a disciple while attending North Carolina State University in 1975 where Wyndham Shaw served as campus minister. After graduating Sam moved to Gainesville, Florida where he served in the Crossroads Church.
Sam and Cynthia initially met in Gainesville and were married in 1981. They moved to Tallahassee Florida and served in the University Church of Christ for six years. In 1987 Sam and Cynthia began working with the New York City Church of Christ where they continue to serve as evangelist and women’s ministry leader.