Pastor Sam Tanner and his wife, Susie, have traveled extensively in the U.S. and overseas sharing with people about how they can know and experience God's love and plan for their lives. They first met as missionaries in Moscow, Russia, where Sam was the director of a conference ministry for Campus Crusade and Susie was a teacher in a school for missionary children. Upon their return from overseas, and burdened with a common vision to begin a new church, they settled in Orlando, Florida in 1995 where they started and led Family Life Church.
As the Orlando church grew strong, Sam once again felt burdened to start another church this time in his home area of Southern California. It is his vision to build a network of new churches that bring hope to people seeking to know God.
Pastor Sam is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He also has an MBA degree from California State University of Long Beach. Susie earned her Masters degree in Education and is currently a teacher at Sky Country Elementary School in Mira Loma. They have two young children, Alyssa and Austin. Together, they are working to bring God's message of hope to our community.