Pastor Samuel L. Hampton II is the eldest of two children born to Suffragan Bishop Samuel Sr., and Dr. Lula Hampton.
As a native of Akron, Ohio, Samuel was educated at Chapel Hill Christian School for kindergarten through 6th grade, Innes Middle School and Norton High School. During his senior year of high school, he was elected Norton High School President. He also graced the pages of Who’s Who amongst America’s high school students for academics and athletics. He continued his quest for higher learning at Mount Vernon Nazarene College and Berean Bible Institute, an extension of Aenon Bible College. He has also obtained a Masters in Pastoral Ministry and in Christian Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
Pastor Hampton II was saved at a young age while attending Ohio District Council Children’s Camp in Zanesville, OH. In 1996, Pastor Hampton II received his call to the ministry. He was ordained and licensed as an Elder in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., in July 1999. He has served in various offices at First Apostolic Faith Church in Akron, Ohio. He has served as the Young Adult Sunday School Teacher, Director of the Video Ministry, Youth Pastor and as a member of the Minister Alliance. On August 31, 2009, he was elected to the office of Pastor of First Apostolic Faith Church.
Pastor Hampton II has formerly served as the Northeast Region Brotherhood Treasurer, the Northeast Region Young People’s Union Treasurer, and two terms as the Northeast Region YoungPeople’s Chairman. He also served two terms as the Ohio District Council Young People’s Chairman. He was appointed as the IPYPU Region 5 Director in March 2008 and served until his election to the pastorate.
Pastor Hampton II is a teacher and preacher of the Word of God. His desire is that the will of God be done in his life as well as the lives of others. He has been commissioned by God to empower people with the Word of God. Pastor Hampton II is truly an anointed servant of God with a genuine love for ministry at heart.
He serves in ministry with his lovely wife, Lady Meranda Hampton.