samuelSamuel Sarpiya

Founding member The Center for Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation Rockford, Illinois, where he lives with his wife and three girls. Samuel is a Nonviolence Community Organizer in Rockford, where he organizes the community to addresses issues of  poverty, education, violence and racism, through Creative Community leadership, using Social Change.

Samuel previously served as a missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM/University of the Nations) and Urban Frontiers Mission. In YWAM he served as Course Facilitator, Community Development Program Coordinator, Computer System Administrator, and Delegate to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), as well as the United Nations Council on Indigenous Peoples Affairs, New York.

With Urban Frontiers Mission, Samuel served as Evangelism & Missions Director, helping to pioneer different Inner City Ministries all over West Africa. Samuel is a Nigerian-born South African national.