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, retired kindergarten aid at Woodland Elementary School.
He has 3 sons. William works for Gateway House, an adult mental health resource for the Greenville community. Patterson is a Business teacher at Hillcrest High School. He is married to Ashley and they have our two grandchildren: Barrett, who we call Bear, and Rory. Jack is a senior at Winthrop and hopes to begin his Masters in Psychology soon.
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. At church, he is primarily the music minister and worship designer. He teaches an Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings and takes our Senior Adults on monthly outings.