About John

Pastor John Samson | Peoria, Arizona, U.S.A.

John Samson is the pastor-teacher of King’s Church in Peoria, Arizona, as well as an author and conference speaker. He has a passion for the local Church and for the free offer of the gospel to be proclaimed far and wide. He is also a contributing writer at www.reformationtheology.com and maintains his own internet blog here at www.effectualgrace.com.

June, 2017 marked 30 years of Christian ministry for John. In that time he has pastored churches in both England and the USA, and has included ministry trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India and Mongolia, in Churches, Camps, Conferences and Gospel outreach.

John’s passion is to proclaim God as He really is, and the Gospel as it really is, believing that it is impossible to have one without the other. In light of this, he is happy to affirm the five solas of the Reformation and the Doctrines of Grace.

For many years John hosted a live 2 hour Christian television program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network as well as a 30 minute daily Bible teaching radio broadcast, “the Spirit of Faith,” covering central Arizona on KPXQ 1360 AM.

John was born and raised in the historic city of Chester, England, situated just a few miles from the border with Wales and approximately 21 miles from Liverpool. Chester was originally founded as a Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the year 79 AD during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian.

John desired to become a professional football player (football is known as “soccer” in the USA), being top scorer for the Chester under 14’s and under 15’s teams, and then chosen for the Chester Under 19 side while still only 16 years of age. However, the Lord had a different and more exciting path, calling him into the ministry!

Graduating from Regents Theological College in 1987, John began his ministry as the Associate of the late Harry Greenwood.

(To the right is a photo of John and Harry together, taken in November, 1987, in Kerala, India).

Inspired by a deep desire to proclaim the truth of God’s word without compromise, John is known for his simple, down to earth and clear Bible teaching ministry, which is often blended with humor.

Kings Church Stills- (2)Sensing God’s call to live and serve in the USA is very much a long term assignment, John became a full USA citizen in February, 2003.

John is the author of two books published by Solid Ground Christian Books:

(1) “Twelve What Abouts – Answering Common Objections Concerning God’s Sovereignty in Election” has been widely distributed, helping many come to a new and fresh understanding of the grace of God. It is available for purchase in paperback here and in e-book here. It is also now available in the Italian language.

(2) His brand new book, “The Five Solas – Standing Together, Alone” can be purchased at this link.