Thessalonia Baptist Church
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2003 - Copywright Thessalonia Baptist Church

The Reverend Dr. Shellie Sampson, Jr. is a native of Newark, New Jersey and has resided in New York State since 1982. Dr. Sampson has been the Pastor of the Thessalonia Baptist Church since 1982. He has been in ministry for over 30 years. As well as being an anointed revelatory teacher and preacher, he is also a gifted pianist and Christian Education author.

Construction of Thessalonia Cultural Community Center (seven million dollar facility) Creation of the Thessalonia Elementary Academy
Established the Thessalonia Institute of Education
Orchestrated internal & external renovations of the Church building
Weekly Radio Broadcast on WWDJ
Enhancement of Church Outreach including Senior Programs, Feeding of the Homeless, Adult Education Programs, Annual Children's Street Fair
Recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his leadership, and participation in community development

Editor-Secretary of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education Theme Book Faculty member of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education
Faculty member of the Empire State Baptist Congress of Christian Education President of the Thessalonia Institute of Religion

President of the Baptist Minister's Conference of Greater New York & Vicinity
Pastor of the New Calvary Baptist Church, Montclair, New Jersey
Headmaster of the Convent Avenue Academy
Dean of the Baptist Congress of Northern New Jersey
President of the Shiloh Baptist Association Congress, New Jersey
President of the Baptist Bible College of Newark (formerly Northern University)
Guest Lecturer: Eastern Baptist Association College Seminary Extension; New York Commissioner of Civil Rights in the town of Montclair, New Jersey
President of the Baptist Educational Center, New York
Guest Lecturer: Theology Seminary; Drew University
Founding member of the South Bronx Churches Organization
- Nehemiah Houses in the Bronx, New York
Religious Education Academic Foreign Studies Tours: WCC Geneva, Switzerland;
Gregorian University, Rome; Hebrew University, Israel

  B.A. from Rutgers University, New Jersey
  Graduate Certificate in Science from Massachusets Institute of Technology
  Masters of Divinity from Drew University, New Jersey
  Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University, New Jersey
  Advanced Human Development Studies - Princeton Theological Seminary
  Doctoral Studies at New York University, New York
  Honorary Doctorate of Law from Virginia University, Lynchburg, Virginia
  Doctoral Candidate 2003 at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  Superior Leadership in Challenging Situations
  Effective Techniques in Abuse Ministry
  Handbook for Youth
  Numerous articles published locally, regionally and nationally

Dr. Sampson has been happily married for over 40 years, to Deloranzo Sampson,
Headmistress of the Thessalonia Academy and former Air Force officer. They are the proud parents of eight children and twelve grandchildren.
Rev. Dr. Shellie Sampson, Jr., Pastor
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