The Rev. Al Sampson of Fernwood United Methodist Church is a man of many words. The Rev. always have a lot to say and he have accomplished a lot a long the way.

Rev. Dr. Albert Sampson is an internationally known and respected icon and leader renowned as one of the most insightful and inspirational motivators in the field today. WGN -TV describes him as a spiritual leader whose message of leadership and self development has inspired millions in the United States and in 72 countries around the world. Rev. Dr. Sampson's message both encourages and provides the tools necessary to help people believe in themselves, their dreams and live their lives to their fullest potential. His message provides inspiration, integrity and courage. June, 2006, marks 50 years in the ministry and his 31st anniversary as Senior Pastor of Fernwood United Methodist Church. He is also Presiding Elder of the United Methodist Church Chicago South End Cooperative Parish. The Reverend Al Sampson was the only member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) staff to be personally ordained by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA in 1966. In April 2006, 40 years later, Rev. Dr. Albert Richard Sampson was inducted into Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Board of Preachers, Sponsors, and Collegium Scholars and The International Hall of Honor.

What: Reverend Dr. Albert Richard Sampson will be honored for his 35 years of being a minister at the exact same location

When:Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm

Where:The Harambee House 11901 S. Loomis Chicago, IL

Why:To honor the minister with 54 years of commitment, servitude and ministry, with 35 years in the same location

How:your attendance is being requested in honor of this fantastic man, Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network, out of New York City, is slated to be the keynote speaker of this most notable event

Sampson became pastor of Fernwood United Methodist Church in Chicago in 1975, where he

continues today. He played an important role in the campaign of the Mayor Harold Washington

as a member of the Task Force for Black Political Empowerment. Sampson is president of the

National Black Farmers Harvest and Business Trade Cooperative and serves on numerous

Boards and organizations that stress the economic development of the black community. He

served as a scholar consultant for the Black Heritage Bible and spearheading the Black Farmers

concept. Where his motto is that there is no culture without agriculture.

Ticket Donation: $100.00 ~ call (773) 881-0800 or (773) 936-8488 for great details

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