McVay Resigns

Deborah St. Lawrence

Antioch, TN— Sam McVay, director of mobilization for IM and director of The Hanna Project, submitted his resignation citing personal reasons earlier this week. General Director Clint Morgan accepted his resignation and is honoring McVay’s request to make it effective immediately.

In his letter, Sam stated, “It has been a dream come true to serve…in some role or other since 1997.” McVay began his ministry with IM when he and his wife June were approved as missionaries to Spain in August 1996. They faithfully served with the Spain missionary team until 2013 when Sam was asked to join the IM staff as the associate director of advancement which morphed into the director of church relations. He moved to director of mobilization and director of The Hanna Project in 2017. These roles have kept him in the skies and overseas a good portion of each year as he oversaw short-term ministries on IM mission fields and with ministry partners in many countries.

General Director Clint Morgan expressed, “I received the resignation letter of my dear friend and colleague with sadness. But I know the Lord has the next step prepared for Sam and I am confident he will follow it.”

Before joining IM, Sam served as youth pastor and pastor’s assistant at Cofer’s Chapel FWB Church for more than 21 years. Sam and June also helped direct the Truth and Peace Leadership Conference from its inception until going to Spain.

Sam graduated from Welch College with a B.A. in biblical studies and pastoral administration (1978) and holds a Diploma of Estudios Hispanicos from the University of Madrid.

Sam and June (Picirilli) married in August 1975 and have two daughters, one son-in-law, and three grandchildren.