Rev. Dr. Albert Richard Sampson

Ordained by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 50 years fighting for the civil rights for all people

Sermon Preached During the Ordination of Reverend Dr. Albert Richard Sampson and Reverend Dr. Homer McCall

Click Here to read an exact transcript of the ordination performed by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Background, Experience and Education

-Parlin Elementary School, Everett, Mass.
-Everett High School, Everett, Mass 1956. Won Oratorical Contest Senior Year
-Shaw University, Raleigh, NC. B.A. Degree in Religion & Social Science, 1961
-Governors State University, University Park, Il. Masters Degree, Cultural Studies, 1973
-McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Il. Masters of Divinity Degree, 1977
-Union Baptist Theological Seminary, Toledo, OH, Honorary Doctorate in Divinity, 2000

Church Leadership Experience

-1956 Licensed to preach by Rev. Earl W. Lawson (Moorehouse College graduate), Emmanuel Baptist Church Malden, MA
-1966 Ordained by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Ebernezer Baptist Church Atlanta, GA
-1975 Assumed Pastorate of Fernwood United Methodist Church Chicago Southern District of Northern Illinois Conference for more than 35 years


-More than 60 years in the ministry
-Is the only staff person of SCLC to be ordained by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1966
-Selected by Winston-Derrick Publishing Company as one of the Biblical Scholars and Theological Consultants for the Original African Heritage Bible
-NAACP Religious Affairs Chairman for the State of Illinois under the leadership of Attorney Don Jackson, President of the Illinois Chapter
-Chaplain of the National Black United Front under the leadership of Dr. Conrad Worrell
-Chaplain of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers under the leadership of Ron Branch, President
-Former Chaplain World Conference of Mayors founded by Mayor Johnny Ford of Tuskegee, Alabama
-After the Million Man March selected by Minister Louis Farrakhan as the only Christian minister in a 30 member delegation traveling to 18 African countries “Atonement Reconciliation Responsibility Peace Tour”


-Selected by Julian Richardson as a "History Maker Video Film Project" which is a computer audio/video that features persons who have made an impact on society
-Featured in Lori S. Robinson's " I Will Survive"
-Featured chapter in Deric A. Gillard's book "Living In The Shadows Of A Legend Unsung Heroes and Sheroes Who Marched With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Gillard, Publication,2002
-Featured article in Indigo Megapaper Martin Luther King Jr. Edition-January, 2002 Publisher/Edition in Chief Hermene Hartman, Chicago
-Featured in Up scale Magazine-January, 2002
-"From Africa to the Americas. One God One People", 1979. "The Market Placefrom 1990-2000", Tuskegee University, 1990
-The Black Church and "The Harold Washington Story". Wyndham Hall Press. Page 121 titled "The Importance of the Black Church and community Organization in the Harold Washington Story"
-Selected by Heritage Educational Foundation Book of Memories Project as Outstanding Shaw University Graduate
-Featured on Tony Brown's TV Journal titled "Can Blacks Feed Themselves".Concept Paper Entitled; "AAAFTA NAFTA"The Fourth Principle of Kwanza "Ujama'-Cooperative Economics Between Africans of the Homeland, Black Americans, Caribbean Brothers and Sisters-called the Triangle"
-Featured in Dempsey Travis's book "The Harold Washington Story"
-Featured in Coretta Scott King's book "My Life with Martin King"
-Featured in John Tweedle's book "A Lasting Impression "' Photographs of Dr, Martin Luther King
-Featured in Jet Magazine, Minority Builders Magazine, Chicago SunTimes, Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Defender Newspapers

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

- Hosea 4:6 -

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Years in the Civil Rights Movement
Years as a Reverend
Community Service

Invite Reverend Dr. Albert Sampson to Speak

The Reverend Dr. Albert 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. 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 is a distinguished Biblical Scholar and Theological Consultant for The Original African Heritage Study Bible published by Winston-Derrick Publishing Company. He has appeared in thousands of media outlets such as Esquire and Ebony magazines, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and USA TODAY. Rev. Dr. Sampson is also featured in History Makers DVD series as a Living Legend. His Biography is recognized in Gale Group's Who's Who in Black America.

Complete the form at the bottom of this page to inquiry about a speaking engagement by clicking here.

Current Programs and Projects

Coming soon!

Are You Ready To Join The New Movement?

Fight for Your Rights. Contact us to Learn More.

Getting Started

The Next Generation of Leadership

The next generation of African American church and civil rights leaders will be called by God and will be dedicated to scripture to lead all people and the world into the future. The next generation needs to know not just the bible, but they need to understand technology, economics and ownership to truly empower those who have none. Mr. Michael Thompson is one of few African descended believers in the Messiah training under Rev. Dr. Albert Sampson who brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and integrity. Mr. Thompson is the logical choice to continue the fight to bring God's word to the masses through technology and to attract the younger generations. The church as a whole is very weak when it comes to technology and teaching what we need to take us into the future. Many of us are consumers of technology, but few of us are creators of technology and this is where we need to be. And to make matters worse, we are the only people who don't own anything or grow anything. The masses will be and are controlled through technology, food and economics. We have very little if any influence in any of these areas.

(773) 445-7125
Support @
Chicago, IL

Get In Touch