Rev. Samuel Santana
Samuel Santana is an Administrative Bishop of the Church of God who began his full-time ministry in 1985. He has served the Lord in many capacities, among them; International Evangelist, State Youth and Christian Education Director, State Evangelism and Home Missions Director, State Secretary Treasurer, Coordinator of Hispanic Ministries for the International Youth and Christian Education Department in Cleveland, Tennessee. Beginning in 1999, he and his wife served for ten years as Senior Pastors of New Life Ministries, a vibrant congregation in Tucson Arizona that experienced tremendous growth during their tenure to over 1500 in regular weekly attendance. In August of 2008, Brother Santana was appointed as the Administrative Bishop of the Churches of God in the Southwest Region of the United States.
Bishop Santana has also served on various boards and committees within the Church of God, such as; the General Assembly Cabinet, International Media Board, Hispanic Institute of Ministries Board and Hispanic Ministries Board. He has also had the distinction of serving on the board of various community organizations and agencies in both California and Arizona. In 1998, he had the privilege to be one of the keynote speakers at the International General Assembly in San Antonio, Texas.
A graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, Brother Santana has stated that his greatest joy in life is being the husband of Yvette, his bride and best friend of 20 years, and the father of his two sons, Sammy and David.