Sam Rainer

Sam Rainer

Sam Rainer serves as lead pastor at West Bradenton Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida. He is the owner of Rainer Research and is co-founder of Rainer Publishing. Sam has a wonderful wife, four fun children, one crazy dog, and a cat his daughter insisted on keeping.

  • How we became “the heroin church”

    Two of my neighbors are drug dealers. My family lives right next to the elementary school in a middle-class part of Bradenton, Fla. Addiction is not limited by socioeconomic boundaries. The rich tend to hide it better, and the poor tend to be arrested more. But it’s there—in every pocket and corner of our community,