Class of 2000, 2003
Sam Chacko graduated from ORU with his B.S. in Accounting in 2000. Afterward, he continued his studies at ORU and completed his M.Div. in 2003. Sam currently resides in Dallas, TX, where he serves as the lead pastor of LOFT City Church. The church in many ways represents Oral's vision of going into the whole world, as it has over 30 ethnic groups represented, including many folks that have come from non-Christian backgrounds. While serving at the church, Sam also has the joy of using his accounting degree for the past 15 years as the Senior Staff Accountant at Marketplace Ministries. This organization places chaplains into corporations all over the United States. He also serves on the board of The Advance Initiative, Ethnos Network, and Threaded. Sam has been married to his wife, Ann, since 2003 and they have been blessed with three children: Nicole, Timothy, and Micah.