Sampson grew up in Ontario and attended the Ontario
Christian school system from 1954-66.
His parents, Glenn and Rosetta Sampson, still live in the house he was raised,
in the 800 block of E. I Street.
During Little League years, Sampson recalls playing for General Electric in the
National League. Additionally, he played one year of American Legion ball with coach Jay Littleton.
on to graduate from Westmont College in Santa Barbara in 1970.
The work environment of his dad (in aviation and
Pomona's Electro Optical Systems), Little League and American Legion play, combined with the education at Ontario Christian
and Upland Bible, served as tremendous incentives for his Army chaplain work of the past 27 years, Sampson said.
you and the Ontario community for grace, mentorship and instilling such a patriotic appreciation for our nation," Sampson
He is an ordained pastor in the Reformed Church of America.
He deployed to Afghanistan July to September
2002 and May 2003 through April 2004.
He currently serves as the command chaplain for Army Materiel Command, Fort
Prior to joining the Army chaplaincy, he was coach, Bible teacher and chaplain at Southern Normal School in Brewton, Ala. While at Southern Normal, he met his wife, Kathryn Stewart Boyce Sampson.
The Sampsons have two children, Michael, 29, and Jennifer, 26.