About Dr. Al Sampson

WHO’S WHO IN BLACK CHICAGO
CELEBRATING AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENTS
THE INAUGURAL EDITION CHICAGO’S SPIRITUAL LEADERS
 
 
 
Rev. Dr. Albert Sampson, will celebrate his 50th anniversary, in the ministry as well as 31st pastoral anniversary at Fernwood United Methodist Church.
 
As preceding elder of the United Methodist Church South End Cooperative Parish, Sampson is leadership director of the United Methodist South End Cooperative E3, (Economic, Education, and Evangelism) Initiative. He is also Founder and President of the Faith-Based organized Farmer Agribusiness Resource Management (FARM), and the Neighborhood Social Entrepreneurs Society.
 
Sampson was only one of three Ministers ordained by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. atEbenezer Baptist Church in 1966. In addition he was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. board of preachers at Morehouse College.
 
A distinguished biblical scholar, Sampson is a Theological consultant for the original African Heritage Study Bible. President George W. Bush and Mr. Jim Towel, director of the White House Office of Faith Based and community initiatives, recently invited Sampson to participate as a panelist in the 2nd White House National Conference on Faith Based and community initiatives in Washington, D.C. Sampson presented his position paper, “Paradigm Shift Change for Social Strength 2006 and Beyond.