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.

Mission Statement:

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 29036
West 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. 


Lake Murray Driving Academy Instructors

Lake Murray Driving Academy has 2 locations:  Chapin & West Columbia Driver's Classes are held in 2 locations:
Chapin: 140 Distant Lane, Chapin, SC 29036 & 
West Columbia: Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd, W. Columbia, SC 29169 
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