Sammy Bird, Owner
My name is Sammy Bird, I am the owner of Lake Murray Driving Academy; I am married and have 4 great children. I reside in Chapin SC, and I have been a South Carolina State Trooper for over 25 years. All of my Lake Murray Driving instructors are full time police officers as well. I started Lake Murray Driving Academy in January of 2006.
I chose the Christian fish as my Logo because I strive to put God first in everything I do. God has blessed me and my family, and I give him all the credit.
To train every student in a Christian environment with patience and dignity while being a positive role model and influence.
Classes are held in 2 locations:Chapin: 140 Distant Lane, Chapin, SC 29036West Columbia: Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd, W. Columbia, SC 29169
Gil and Tina Owens manage our new West Columbia Lake Murray Driving Academy location.
Gil is a Captain on the SC Highway Patrol. Tina works at the elementary school in Lexington school district 2.
Together they also run Camp Nehemia & Retreat, a Christ Central Ministry that is a fun faith based program designed to build great character and leadership in young men through an encouraging and empowering approach.