Achieving Dr. MLK Jr.'s Dream of Sustenance. Rev. Sampson has been developing an Economic Blueprint of Liberation for 35+ Years. Agriculture FOR the People is the mission. In order to build infrastructure in Black communities, we need an ecosystem of trade and sustainable products delivery.
Achieving Dr. MLK Jr.’s Dream of Sustenance. Rev. Sampson has been developing an Economic Blueprint of Liberation for 35+ Years. Agriculture FOR the People is the mission. In order to build infrastructure in Black communities, we need an ecosystem of trade and sustainable products delivery. By uniting Southern farmers with Northern Cities, and utilizing our truckers, as well as including the African Continent in a triangle of trade designed to enrich underserved communities, the Economic Blueprint of Liberation will generate wealth in neighborhoods starved for too long.
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 C hurch, 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.
He was the SCLC Project Director under Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., playing a critically important role in the campaign for the election of Carl Stokes, the first black mayor of a major U.S. city, Cleveland, Ohio. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sought to fix affordable housing issues in America, he appointed Rev. Dr. Sampson as the National Housing Director of SCLC. In this capacity, Rev. Dr. Sampson traveled to Europe to investigate Industrial Housing Systems, and was responsible for bringing the first affordable home model to Chicago’s west side in a joint venture with the Amish Community of Nappanee, Indiana.
Rev. Dr. Sampson is now the founder and president of Farmers Agribusiness Resource Management (FARM), President of the Metropolitan Council of Black Churches in Chicago, Former President of the Neighborhood Social Entrepreneurs Society (NSET) and President of the Metro Area African American Seniors Resource Network. Rev. Dr. Sampson also served as a Board Member of one the largest Black-Owned banks in America.