Dr. Faircloth received his DMiss from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA. He was the first Academic Dean of Tyndale from 1985-1990. Sam came to Tyndale from planting churches in Portugal, where he also was instrumental in the founding of both the Baptist Theological Seminary of Leiria and the Portuguese Bible Institute in Lisbon. Spending his last six years of overseas ministry in the Netherlands, Sam was again thrilled to be involved with the founding of Tyndale Theological Seminary. He authored two books, Church Planting for Reproduction and All the Days of My Life: The Autobiography of a Pioneer Missionary in Europe. Sam faced the heartbreak of losing his first wife Arlie and his second wife, Ruth, but he rejoiced in God’s goodness and mercy as he continued to serve the Lord with his wife Betty in retirement. Sam went to be with the Lord on 23 November 2020.