First Nazareth Holds Deacon Appreciation Day


The public is invited to join First Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church, 1023 W. 44th St, as we pay homage and tribute to Deacon Eddie J. Sampson, Chairman of the Deacon Ministry during our annual Deacon Appreciation. The program will take place on Sunday, March 23rd at 3:00 p.m. Morning services will not be held on this day. The program will highlight the spiritual services of Deacon Eddie J. Sampson who has served as a Deacon at the church since 1995.

The theme of the occasion is, “A Man of Purpose, A Man of Power.” The theme scripture comes from Romans 8:28; “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Rev. Gerald Frazier, Sr., Pastor of Followers of Christ Baptist Church, will deliver the message.

Deacon Eddie James Sampson, Jr., is married to Talisha T. Sampson and is the father of 6, grandfather and great grandfather. He is a native of Savannah, GA was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Eddie James Sampson Sr. He is the second of three children. He attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from St. Pius (formally a high school).

He retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service and thereafter returned to Savannah and became a faithful employee of Comcast for 18 years before retiring. Deacon Sampson was baptized at Bolton Street Baptist Church. The Lord saw fit to move Deacon Sampson to First Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church in 1994. He attended Bryant Theological Seminary and took extended school for 4 years and many local COPP classes. He was ordained as a Deacon on July 9, 1995. Deacon Sampson is affectionately known as “Superman” at First Nazareth. He is the church’s only Deacon, yet, he does the job of ten strong men.

We are gracious, thankful, and honored to have him as a part of this church family. Please join us as we celebrate Deacon Sampson.



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