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Nate Larkin Delivers Sept. 28 Chapel Message

September 29, 2022

Nate Larkin, founder of the Samson Society, a mutual aid organization for Christian men, delivered the OBU chapel message Sept. 28. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. He shared his story of addiction and taught from Romans 7.

Larkin graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, with a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies. Shortly after graduating, he enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a degree in preaching and was awarded the Preaching Prize.

After years in the ministry, he quit his position in the ministry due to his addiction problem. He later joined a 12-step program that helped him change his outlook on life and being a Christian. Later in 2004, he formed an organization called the Samson Society, a fellowship of Christian men who are serious about authenticity, community, humility and recovery. In 2007, he authored a book based on his experiences, titled, “Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood.”

There are now hundreds of Samson Groups that meet on a regular basis throughout the United States. For those unable to attend in person, virtual meetings are also held regularly online. Learn more about the Samson Society.