Dr. Samuel is a native of Darlington, SC, and has been the recipient of many scholastic and civic honors, including ‘A Better Chance Scholarship’, which allowed him to attend high school at the prestigious Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. He received his MDiv from the Candler School of Theology, where he received the Benjamin E. Mays Theological Fellowship Award. His Doctor of Ministry Degree is from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. His theological focus is in the field of homiletics and social ethics.
Dr. Samuel was licensed as a Minister of the Gospel on his 23rd birthday, August 5, 1979, at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, under the pastorate of the Reverend Dr. Joseph L. Roberts, Jr., and Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr.
Dr. Samuel has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Clark Atlanta University and has served as a Teaching Assistant in homiletics at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Dr. Samuel’s first book, entitled ‘Solomon’s Success: Four Essential Keys To Leadership’ has appeared as a number one best seller in The Christian Century Magazine. Learn more about Dr. Samuel here.