About

sam-rainer-BW-gravatarSam S. Rainer III

Sam serves as lead pastor of West Bradenton Baptist Church. He is also the president of Rainer Research. His desire is to provide answers for better church health. He also serves as the co-founder of Rainer Publishing. Sam’s latest book is Obstacles in the Established Church. He is a theological review editor at CrossBooks and regular contributor to Church Executive magazine. He has written dozens of articles on church health for numerous publications, and he is a frequent conference speaker. Before submitting to the call of ministry, Sam worked in a consulting role for Fortune 1000 companies.

Sam holds a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from the University of South Carolina and an M.A. in Missiology from Southern Seminary. He is finishing the dissertation of his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Dallas Baptist University.

You can connect with Sam on Twitter or at his blog.


art-smallArt Rainer

Art serves as vice-president at Rainer Research. He is also the vice-president for institutional advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the co-founder of Rainer Publishing.

He has co-authored two books, Raising Dad and Simple Life. He has written for numerous publications, and he is completing his D.B.A. in finance at NOVA Southeastern University. You can connect with Art on Twitter or at his blog.


jess-smallJess Rainer

Jess serves as a vice-president at Rainer Research, specializing in demographic research and worship analysis.

Jess is co-founder of Rainer Publishing and a church planter in the Nashville, TN area. You can connect with Jess on Twitter or at his blog. He is the co-author of the book, The Millennials.