Samuel and Karla Young have been married for 35 years and have attended CCBF since 2006.

While both were raised by Christian parents, each went through their own personal challenges as they discovered what living a life for God through Christ really looks like.  Sam is a retired Navy Captain and Oral Surgeon and he truly has a heart to serve others. He completed the Ministry Intern Training Program in January 2013 and found his place of service with the Bereavement Ministry and the Usher Ministry. Recently ordained on Sept 1, 2021, his heart to serve the Lord through serving His people remains constant.

Karla has been “employed” by Sam and their children since 1989. She worked herself out of the position of homeschooling their two children in 2006. (They graduated, she didn’t do away with them), She then started Academic Associates Reading Clinic, which she operated as a Reading Instruction Specialist, for 12 years. She serves in the Hospitality Ministry, Women’s prayer, and supports Sam in the Bereavement Ministry.  Karla has been actively involved with Garden Path Ministries since 2006, which was a ministry teaching and preparing women prisoners to return to society.  Both Sam and Karla are still actively involved with Garden Path Ministries distribution of food to seniors and families each month. Service to others is an important part of their ministry.