Dr. Sam Roberts — Bio

September 14, 2017
Dr. Sam Roberts — Bio




Born: October 16, 1959, Lepanto, Arkansas
Raised: Marked Tree, Arkansas


Wife: Martha Ann (Turner) Roberts

  • Born in Pine Bluff, AR
  • Married: June 12, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education, (Honors) The
  • University of Louisville, December 1990


  • Dustin – married to Stacy; currently residing in Keller, TX
  • Turner – married to Meredith; currently residing in Hamburg, AR where he serves as Student Pastor at FBC Hamburg
  • Carrie Beth – Sophomore, Ouachita Baptist University


  • Norah Kate Roberts, Finn Roberts, Ollie Roberts

Interests: Fishing, Hunting, Reading, Balloon Modeling, Painting, Team Sports

Ordained: Black Oak Baptist Church, Tyronza, AR, December 29, 1983


Doctor of Philosophy (Old Testament Studies), December 1991. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

Master of Divinity (Preaching/Teaching), May 1985. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

Bachelor of Arts (Religion), May 1982. Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR


Pastor – First Baptist Church, Stuttgart, AR. August 2002 – Present.
Adjunct Professor – Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR. (Teach Survey of the Bible in Stuttgart as requested and through ABSC Delta Institute)
Pastor – First Baptist Church, Walnut Ridge, AR. March 1996 – August 2002.
Adjunct Professor – Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, AR. Fall 1996-1999.
Pastor – Baptist Tabernacle, Louisville, KY. March 1989 – March 1996.
Assistant Director of Placement – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. June 1985 – January 1994.
Instructor – Boyce Bible School, Louisville, KY. August 1989 – May 1990.
Instructor – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. August 1988 – May 1989.
Pastor – Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, Bedford, KY. August 1983 – February 1989.


Current: Grand Prairie Ministerial Alliance (President); Stuttgart Rotary Club; Baptist Health Medical Center – Stuttgart (Board of Directors, Previous Chair)

Previous: Grand Prairie Disaster Relief Coalition (President); Restoration of Hope Board of Directors (shelter for abused women & children); Grand Prairie Soccer Association (Board Member & Coach); Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken Baseball Coach


Centennial Baptist Association Executive Board; Previous Chair, Administrative Team

Arkansas Baptist State Convention President; ABSC Budget Formula Study Committee; Previous: Operating Committee (Chair), Executive Board, Constitution & ByLaws Committee