PAVILION, N.Y.—Samuel McAllister, a pastor, died May 15. He was 38.

Sam was pastor of First Baptist Church, Pavilion, New York, since 2016.

Sam had a passion for all people to experience the power and promises that come from knowing God. His desire was to see lives changed and to help people have a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.

An incredibly strong and brave person, Sam was not afraid to step outside the box and face a new challenge, whether it be playing the role of peacemaker or interacting and playing games with the children and teens of the community. He had a special love for his church family and the entire community.

Behind the scenes of being a pastor, Sam was a tech savvy graphic designer.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Alaina; a son, Isaiah; and twin daughters, Savannah and Sophia.

Visitation will take place May 19 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Falcone Family Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., LeRoy, New York.

A memorial service will take place May 20 at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Pavilion, New York, with a private burial following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated for First Baptist Church in Pavilion.