Howdy, folks! My name is Sam Judd, and my calling in life is to teach the Bible-to study the truth, live the truth, speak the truth, write the truth, and sing and song-write the truth. In short, the goal of my life is to know God, delight in Him, make Him known, and help others do the same! Here are some of the ways that currently plays out in my life:
I write songs, record CD’s, and travel to do concerts or lead musical worship. Some of the songs I write fall into the “singer-songwriter” category, telling truth from the perspective of my story or someone else’s or how someone else’s story has impacted mine. It delights my soul to see people connect with God’s eternal truth through the vehicle of a story happening here in time. Other songs I write fall into what is often called the “praise and worship” category (though all songs are worship), designed for congregational singing, whether that congregation is a church, camp, concert audience, class, study group, or just a few friends belting it out in a car! I love hearing God’s people praise Him for who He is, what He’s done, what He’s doing, and what He will do, lifting up their voices to Him who is their greatest need and satisfaction!
I speak at various churches, schools and events. My mentor, Michael Card, the singer-songwriter, author, and teacher, says that our hands should tremble at being able to hold the written Word of God. His mentor, Bill Lane, described the responsibility to accurately teach the Bible by saying, “I am a man under authority.” It is with this sense of awe and responsibility that I seek to passionately communicate God’s eternal person, presence, plan and purpose pressed down on paper by His Spirit for His people!
I have several writing projects in the works and also help write the devotions for Youth Haven Bible Camp. That leads me to the next thing…
I currently serve as a missionary with Kentucky Mountain Mission (KMM), located in the hills of Beattyville, KY. In my opinion, this area of the country has some of the nation’s most breath taking hiking trails and rock structures! KMM runs Youth Haven Bible Camp where I serve as a counselor, lead music, teach archery and do various and sundry other things. One of KMM’s most vital ministries is providing workers for area churches, so it is my honor to serve as Associate Pastor for the people of New Prospect Baptist Church, where I lead music, work with youth, and fill in preaching from time to time. On Wednesday nights I also have the privilege of leading music for the children and teens of Idamay Bible Church. I use the various speaking and singing opportunities I am given as a chance to tell about the ministry of KMM.
I am involved with seeking to disciple and mentor, as I have greatly benefited from being mentored by Mike Card and others. I’ve had a lot invested in me and I am seeking to pass that on!
Mike taught me that the teaching, music, and writing that we do should be a way to serve people, a way to wash their feet, a way to help them see Jesus. So I hope you are served well by this site and the ministry resources that are found here. I hope that they will always spotlight Jesus, the Light of the world, that they will be of aid to you in your walk of faith with Jesus who is the Way, that they will help you better know Jesus who is the Truth, for only Jesus is the Life!
If your church, school, or event would be interested in having me come to speak or sing or both, please let me know! It would be an honor to serve!