"Meet Our Pastor"

Reverend Dr. H.B. Sampson, III and Mrs. Beverly Sampson


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Reverend Dr. H.B. Sampson, III was born February 14, 1969 in Houston, Texas. He is the eldest of four sons born to the blessed union of Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Sampson, Jr.
Upon both accepting and confessing to God's call to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Dr. Sampson both offered his initial sermon and was licensed to preach May 25, 1987, which blessed him to be the fourth generation of Sampsons' to preach the Gospel.

Following the will of God, Dr. Sampson relocated with his family to Seattle, Washington in 1989 after his father was called to pastor the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church. While residing in Seattle, Washington, Reverend Sampson assisted his father, Dr. H. B. Sampson, Jr., in a number of capacities, ranging from Youth Ministries to Ministries for the elderly. Furthermore, it was under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Sampson that he was ordained as a Baptist Minister August 25, 1998.

Dr. Sampson prepared himself educationally by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996 from the Jesuit Institution of Seattle University with a major in psychology. After completing his undergraduate study, he went on to attend Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Theology with an emphasis in biblical studies and theology. Seeking to diversify his seminary experience and become trained to pastor in the African American Church, he relocated to Richmond, Virginia in 1998 to attend the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University where, in May of 1999, he earned his Master of Divinity degree. Finally, Dr. Sampson attended United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio where, in 2005, he earned the Doctor of Ministry degree.

It was while residing in Richmond, Virginia he was guided by the Holy Spirit to join the Trinity Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. A. Lincoln James, Jr. Dr. Sampson served as an Associate Minister under Dr. James' leadership until he was extended the call to pastor the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Amelia, Virginia in May of 2001 where he remained until May of 2010 when he was called to Pastor the Mount Horeb Baptist Church of Washington, D.C.

Reverend Dr. H.B. Sampson, III was installed on September 19, 2010, as the eleventh Pastor of Mount Horeb Baptist. During his tenure as Pastor, Mount Horeb Baptist Church has experienced a significant increase in new and restored members to the body of Christ. He has brought about a renewed interest in ministry targeted to youth involvement through liturgical praise dance during morning and evening services, audio/video ministries, the Generation Praise young adult choir, and intentionally having the youth help redefine the culture of Mount Horeb Baptist Church.

He has also initiated and implemented new ministries at Mount Horeb: the aforementioned Liturgical Dance Ministry, Prayer Warrior Ministry, Cancer Support Ministry, the Sick/Bereavement Ministry, and the Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Ministry. Doors were also reopened to welcome back the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program.

Under his leadership, administratively, offices have been renovated; audio equipment in our sanctuary upgraded; and a new finance, accounting, payroll, membership tracking and ministerial monitoring system installed and instituted. Furthermore, he has sought to increase the physical and financial security for the well-being of this body of Christ. Pastor Sampson’s interest in the community has increased Mount Horeb’s participation in joint efforts with the city’s urban renewal initiatives by hosting its’ first Job Fair during Costco’s development efforts, being actively involved in Fort Lincoln and the Greater New York Avenue Gateway Group as we build up the Northeast corridor of the District of Columbia and other neighborhood Community projects.

Pastor Sampson affiliations include the Baptist Convention of DC & Vicinity where he serves as a member of the Religious Education Committee, the Missionary Baptist Minister’s Conference of Washington, DC & Vicinity, the American Baptist Churches of the South, and the Progressive National Baptist Convention. Dr. Sampson’s a member of the NAACP and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Dr. Sampson is married to the former Miss. Beverly J. Wallace of Seattle, Washington and is the father of twins: Terri Angelique Sampson, H. B. Sampson, IV and a youngest daughter named Tiffany Nichole Sampson.

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