Pastor Tony Samples
Pastor Tony came to Grace in August of 2019 to serve as the Transitional Pastor. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for 31 years and have a son: Zack and his wife Madison and a daughter, Breeanna. Pastor Tony came to faith in Christ at the age of 12 and answered the call to preach the gospel at he age of 13. He has served Tallapoosa East Baptist Church in Buchanan and Sweetwater Baptist Church in Douglasville as Youth Minister. He then pastored Ebenezer Baptist in Douglasville Ga from 1984-1986. Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Hiram was his next place of service and in 1992 he planted Pickett's Mill Baptist Church in Dallas Ga, where he served for 24 years. He received his BA in English from West Georgia University and his Master of Arts in Theology from Truett McConnell University. Currently, Pastor Tony is set to begin his doctoral Studies at Midwestern Seminary in the Fall of 2020.