Meet The Church Staff of Grace
"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart,
which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."
- Jeremiah 3:15 -
Pastor Jake Samples was born and raised in Ripley, West Virginia. After hearing the gospel in children’s church, he asked God to forgive him of his sin and by faith accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Several years later, through many providential circumstances, he yielded his life to the Lord, and God confirmed his call on his life to be a preacher of the Word of God.
After yielding to God’s call to preach, Pastor Samples took every opportunity to preach and shared the gospel with friends, coworkers, family members, and strangers. He has been preaching God’s Word since 2006. It was during this time that he met the young lady who would become his wife, Mary Henson of Charleston, West Virginia. The two were wed in August of 2007, and God has blessed their life together. They now have four wonderful children: Huck, Halle, Shepherd, and Noah.
The Samples family followed God by faith to Powell, TN in July of 2012 to attend the Crown College of the Bible and to sit under the ministry of Pastor Clarence Sexton. Pastor Samples received a Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree in Pastoral Ministry from the Crown College of the Bible, as well as Master of Ministry, Master of Biblical Studies, and Master of Divinity degrees from Crown Seminary.