Sam Coates , III is Associate Pastor/Minister of Music. He began his ministry at Pelham Road in April of 1997. Sam is married to Lucy, a kindergarten aid at Woodland Elementary School.
He has 3 sons. William works for United Ministry with the homeless. Patterson works for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Benefits Board. He is married to Ashley and they have our only grandson, Barrett. Jack attends Greenville Tec.
Sam is a harpist and plays for weddings and Senior Adult lunches. He also plays the keyboards.
Sam loves to cook and paint with oils. Sam has a Bachelor of Muisc (’76) from Mars Hill College and a Master of Divinity (’81) from Southern Baptist Seminary.