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The Reverend Mr. Sam Seamans     Phone: 1-870-425-8099
PO Box 135                                     
 Cell:    1-870-421-2986
Mountain Home, Arkansas              
 Email: Deacon Sam

        In the Southern Baptist tradition I was baptized at the age of 11  When I reached the ripe old age of 18, I was licensed to preach in the Southern Baptist church and began my ministry there. I attended college at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. I was also employed as a police officer at that time and completed police academy in 1987. I graduated from college in May of 1990 with a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts (General Studies). After graduation I moved to Mountain Home Arkansas and went to work with the MH Police department where I am employed still today.

I felt a growing desire to fulfill a vacuum in my spiritual life. A vacuum that I was not able to fill as a Baptist. In 1997 I truly found the Lord after  discovering the beautiful structure of the catholic liturgy. I found true Christian Charity, Sympathy, Compassion, Reverence and  Humility. The void in my spiritual life was filled.

After study of classical Anglicanism (Cranmer, Hooker, Bishop Howe, and so on) I fell in love with the Anglican Church. At the age of 30 I became an Episcopalian, albeit a traditional one.  I entered the deacon formation school here in Arkansas and was ordained in November of 2001.

This is St. Thomas' new Altar Bible (KJV).
The Vicar, Sam Seamans, found it in its' original box at a garage sale.



    After removing a partition, 10 pews were brought in from a church in Texarkana. (Thanks to Phil and Martha Bivin.)  The trip there and back was a total of twelve hours!

50 people can now sit comfortably in the church and a Bishop's chair provides a seat for him, or Deacon Sam.  (Unfortunately, I still have the non-padded fold-up chair!)

Our Baptismal Font is to the lower left-hand corner of the picture, under the crucifix.



This Brass Altar cross came from a church in Turkey and was brought to the USA by a soldier after WWII. It was found on EBAY at a wonderful price. During the Communion service the cross is placed on the retable to provide the Nave a cross for reverence.

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