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Ruth - Triumph through tragedy

Come and be a part of this 5-part study that traces the faithfulness of individuals to God’s plan, His faithfulness to them through redemption, and the hope that He provides even to us today as we see His hand powerfully at work through history.

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Sammy williams

Dr Steve Lawson

Sammy Williams is a native of Goa, India. He studied at the Master's College in Los Angeles, CA and earned a bachelor's degree in Biblical Counseling. He also earned an M.Div from The Master's Seminary, CA. He ministers in Goa, India as Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church and Dean of the Pastoral Training Seminary (PTS).  

The Lord enabled Sammy to plant Cornerstone Community Church in Goa in 2009, and he has served as its teaching pastor since then. The congregation now has over 50 adults meeting regularly for Sunday Worship where Sammy is currently preaching through a series on Galatians. Cornerstone also functions as a demonstrable model of church planting for the seminary students at PTS, with some of the men serving as interns. The opportunities for ministry abound in Goa with a population of 4 million, and the country of India with over a billion people. 

The Pastoral Training Seminary was founded in July 2002  in Pune, India and in 2009 the seminary moved permanently to the state of Goa, on the Western Coast of India. This training centre is associated with The Master’s Academy International with the goal of raising up skilled Indian expositors. Sammy is the Dean and Administrator at PTS and also teaches courses in Preaching, Hebrew, Theology and Biblical Counseling. To date (2019) PTS has graduated 90 men and seen about 50 church plants raised through their efforts.

Sammy is privileged to serve Christ through the unfailing support of his wife, Nicole, and their five children: Hannah, Caleb, Micah, Sarah, and Abigail.


Program is subject to change without notice.