Welcome to my place... my space.... my area to do my thing... Yes, you have just entered into: Sam's Place.
Sam pickin' the old Gretch Guitar which Gene and Edna Flinders bought for him in 1979
NEWEST ADDITION TO THE COUGHENOUR AND KOBELECKY FAMILIES. Alexander Jacob Coughenour BORN: May 12, 2017 6 .1 pounds / 19 inches long. PARENTS: Christopher & Emily Coughenour "GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY."
Alexander Jacob Coughenour
ALEXANDER JACOB COUGHENOUR
Grandma Margie & Alexander Alexander Daddy & Alexander
WE NOW HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT. GOD BLESS AND ANOINT PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP.
BE SURE TO PRAY FOR OUR PRESIDENT, HIS FAMILY, AND HIS ADMINISTRATION.
A MAN AND HIS MUSIC.
n For the past 62 years music has been a major part of my husbands life. At the age of 12 he was playing on an old guitar that had been his sister Verna's. When she passed away, at the young age of 19, her guitar was placed under a bed and stayed there for many years until Sam discovered it. From that moment on the guitar became his property. Guitarist, Jim Ingrodi, showed Sam some guitar chords and from that moment on Sam became a guitar addict. For 11 years Sam played his guitar in several bands. But, his favorite music was rock and roll. In 1959 Sam formed a band and named it "The Burning Embers". The band eventually went to the Pittsburgh area where they traveled with Johnny McKinney, a D J, who worked for KQV radio, a top 40 rock station in Pittsburgh. After graduating from high school Sam played guitar for several local bands and in August of 1966 he was converted to Christ at a Lowell Lundstrom Crusade in Lonaconing, Maryland. After graduating from Zion Bible Institute in 1969 he started an evangelistic ministry in which he preached the gospel in 36 states. In Bible College he formed a gospel band and named it "The Challengers". However, when the band disbanded he traveled by himself for many years. In 1981 Sam and I were married and in June of 1982 we started the Abundant Life Christian Center. This year will mark 35 years of ministry there. The guitar still plays a major part in Sam's ministry. He has written hundreds of songs and still loves to pick up one of his many guitars and make music. Recently I bought him a new Gretch Guitar for his birthday, Father's Day, his 35 years as the pastor of Abundant Life, and this year will mark his 50th year in ministry. We also have a small recording studio and Sam loves to record. I believe when the Lord calls him to heaven one day there will be a special heavenly guitar for him, which will make him extremely happy. I love my husband and as he loves to play a guitar he also has loved me and our children and the church we started. But above all he loves Jesus. Together we have served the Lord for many years and we do believe Jesus is coming soon. But until then we will work together to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.