Senior Pastor, Planetshakers
Sam is a woman of passion. She is passionate about Jesus and passionate about seeing you overcome life’s obstacles by living in the Spirit. In her past Sam suffered from the devastation of family breakdown, but emerged with a powerful testimony of how God healed her broken heart and empowered her to overcome rejection. Sam’s anointed preaching will encourage you to reflect the Glory of God in every situation, overflowing in His grace and living pure in heart.
Sam, together with her husband Russell Evans, has founded many amazing and God-inspired things throughout her ministry so far. Together with Russell, Sam founded Planetshakers Ministries in 1997. Launching Planetshakers Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, with 300 delegates they have seen it grow to over 20,000 national delegates, primarily of youth age. In 2009 they are launching a fresh vision for Planetshakers Conference, extending the breadth of the conference to include ministry for University aged, young adults through to mature aged believers. The core mandate from God that drives Sam continues to stand, “To empower generations to win generations.”
Sam believes in the potential of every person and therefore dedicates herself to the training and discipleship of her
congregation. She has a strong teaching foundation and understands the importance of creating environments for her
congregation to draw near to God and allow the Holy Spirit to speak into their lives. It’s her desire for every person to get a
personal revelation of the gospel and how it obtains the keys to unlock the potential and destiny within them, bringing
breakthrough to their lives.
Sam and Russell have two children, Jonathan and Aimee. Sam cherishes her God-given role as a mother and desires to
empower, train and assist her children on their journey to become all God intends them to be.