The Reverend Mr. Sam Seamans Phone: 1-870-425-8099
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.
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
The Vicar, Sam Seamans, found it in its' original box at a garage sale.
THE LORD'S TABLE IS SET FOR
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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