My name is Sam Lucas (in case you were wondering, I’m the dude in the photo above), and I am a campus missionary at Penn State University (and beyond).

I grew up in a very good Christian home in northwest Pennsylvania, my mother was the definition of being “Christ-like” and my father was one of the most virtuous men I know, to this day. Though I never walked in outright rebellion towards the faith, I was not always in active pursuit of a relationship with Jesus either. And the thought that I would one day be living a life to reach the lost and the broken was so far from my mind that I would have laughed at you had you told me that.

It wasn’t until my high school years that I was searching enough and opened myself to experience a radical move of the Holy Spirit. I began to witness things in the supernatural and God really used those things to appeal to my heart and draw me in. It was in that place that I realized the much larger implication of faith than I had been exposed to in my previous years. I realized that faith doesn’t just exist in an emotional or spiritual realm. Rather, spiritual realities that are understood through faith, and the physical realities of this world began to collide in radical fashion.

Fast forward to college, and I was on the fast track to success in the corporate petroleum industry. I had a foot in the door with several amazing corporations and could have had my pick of several companies that would have launched me into a rapid fire career of travel, money, and comfort. It was everything that I had worked for and wanted. I wanted to use my prosperity with finances to support myself in missions work and life would be good.

Let’s just say I was half right. I was right on the mark with the missionary stuff; but I couldn’t have been farther from the mark in the area of supporting my ministry with a successful career in the petroleum industry.

By the end of my Junior year at Penn State, I felt God tugging at my heart and calling me into full-time ministry as a missionary.

The hook that the Lord used to catch me was revival. I was part of a ministry called Victory and we were getting tastes of the Lord doing miraculous things on Penn State’s campus that looked very similar to the revivals you read about.

I now had a firm grasp on the reality that as a child of God I actually carry the power of the Holy Spirit to not just see the miraculous, but to be a catalyst for the spiritual realities spoken of in the bible to manifest on earth and become physical realities; Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven. I was seeing these things happen and I wanted to be that catalyst for revival.

Which leads me to here, I am currently a missionary on staff with Christ Community Church State College and our campus outreach program called Victory.

I am a mentor, a disciple, a student, a teacher, a worshipper, a worship leader. I am engaged to an amazing fiancé who keeps me grounded and supports me in all of my crazy ministry ideas; no matter how they impact her.

I work with an incredible team of people who’s heartbeat is to see our community (and beyond) changed through radical, tangible, supernatural moves of the Holy Spirit. We want to see a generation of world changers for the Kingdom spring forth from what the Lord has called us to do.

It’s one of the internet’s most beautiful qualities is the effectiveness in reaching large groups of people. Thus, this website was born with hopes of reaching masses. So go check out my blog and see how God can bless you today! If you’re interested in the ministry you can connect with me here. And if you’re interested in financially partnering with what God is doing, be sure to check out how, here.

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