Samford University

Join us for Large Group on Tuesdays at 8pm, in Hodges Chapel on campus! Large Group resumes on 1/31/2024, the week after StepSing.

Welcome to RUF Samford! We are a campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) that exists to reach students from all walks of life with the good news of the Gospel. We are here for the believer and the skeptic, the convinced and the unconvinced. Our mission is to be a safe community that wrestles together with the claims of God's Word and that equips students for a lifetime of loving Jesus and serving him wherever they are.

We'd love for you to jump in! Please reach out to us if you would like to know more. We would love to welcome you into RUF at Samford.

Join Us!

Large Group

Tuesdays at 8 PM
Hodges Chapel

Freshman Bible Study

Wednesdays at 4pm on campus
Spring location - TBD

Upperclassman Bible Study

Thursdays at 4pm on campus
Location TBD

Girls Bible Study

Monday nights
Contact Maggie Aldin for location details

Meet Our Team

Ben Griffith

Ben Griffith

Campus Minister

Ben is from Hattiesburg, MS, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2008. He met his wife Rebecca through RUF while there, and both have had a deep love and appreciation for the ministry of RUF ever since. Rebecca is from Memphis and graduated from Ole Miss. Ben served on the staff of First Presbyterian Church of Hattiesburg from 2008 to 2019, as the youth minister and then associate pastor. From 2019 to 2023, he served as assistant pastor at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, TN. Ben and Rebecca have three kids: Margaret, Owen, and Libby.

Maggie Aldin

Maggie Aldin

Campus Staff

Maggie was born and raised in Athens, Georgia! Her love of Georgia football led her to the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!!). She graduated with a degree in Human Development and Family Science in 2019. After graduation, she moved to College Station, Texas, to work as an intern on the A&M campus. She enjoys coming alongside college students as they begin to navigate life on their own, and helping them find Christian community on campus. Maggie is excited to continue working with RUF as Campus Staff at Samford.

Maggie spends much of her free time on long walks with her dog Wren. They both are happiest outdoors! She enjoys cooking, especially anything involving sweet potatoes. Maggie is very competitive, but lacks the athletic ability to win most of the time. Lastly, she is on a mission to find the restaurant with the best veggie tacos!

Joy Chamberlain

Joy Chamberlain


Joy grew up in Canton, Michigan. Her passion for art and creativity led her to Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. She graduated with a degree in Illustration in 2023. After graduation, Joy moved to Birmingham, Alabama to work as an intern with RUF at Samford. Joy loves working with college students and inviting them into a Christian community on campus where everyone is welcome. She strives to live for the Lord daily and to go out of her way to serve others.

Joy loves having long, meaningful conversations, mismatched socks, and Disney movies! In her spare time, you can find her painting outside or curled up with a good book. She strives to bring her bubbly energy and spirit with her wherever she goes!