Rev Jeff Sample was born October 22, 1961 in Dyersburg, Tn to Mrs. Joan Sample. He grew up in Lake County where he attended Lara Kendall Grade School and Lake County High School. He graduated High School in 1981 and went to the University of Tennessee at Martin on a football scholarship. While at UTM his major study was music. He later enlisted in the Army and became a specialist in the field of Tactical Communications. While in the Army, he was ordered to West Germany to provide telecommunications for the General and it was during this tour in Germany he heard the call of God.
Rev Sample answered the call in 1999 and served under Pastor Tom Sanders Jr at Ridgely Chapel M.B. Church where his uncle Rev Clyde Tipton served for many years. While at Ridgely Chapel he was faithful and obedient to Pastor Sanders and served in various areas of Ministry but found that his greatest anointing and passion was for music.
Rev Sample is a well known local singer/song writer and music producer. The Lord saw fit to transition him in the year of our Lord 2002. He was called to St. John #1 M.B. Church in Newbern, Tn where he served as Senior Pastor faithfully for period of eight years. During this period, Senior Pastor Sample with the help of the Lord and the cooperation of the membership, was able to finish the construction of the church building by putting in new carpet and constructing a new fellowship/kitchen. Also the church was able to purchased a nonCDL bus for starting a bus ministry and Pastor Sample had begin to structure women, men, youth, and music ministries. God working with Rev Sample worked many miracles at St. John, the membership grew spiritually and began to grow in number. Not being a full time Pastor he worked at the Memphis Postal Service as a truck driver. He was afforded the opportunity to set under Bishop G. E. Pattersons teaching indirectly every Tuesday nite until Bishop went home to glory.
Rev Sample feels that God allowed him to experience Bishop Patterson ministry style to enhance his ministerial education to become more focus as a Kingdom Builder.
Rev Sample studied a one year course called "Equipping the Saints" by Apostle A.R. Williams of World Overcomers of Memphis, Tn. Rev Jeff Sample was recruited by Divine Ministries Fellowship International of Memphis, Tn under the leadership Bishop Ron Alexander in the year of 2010. DMIF elevated Rev Sample to the sacred office of Overseer because of his humility and heart for God and God's people. In the DMIF
Fellowship Rev Sample is a Senior Prelate responsible for training preachers in the area of discipleship and deliverance. Sep 2010 the Lord placed Pastor Sample in transition where he believed God directed him to humble himself under another mans ministry.
He is currently serving under Bishop Bobby Nesbit Senior Pastor of "Word of Faith Baptist Church" in Dyersburg, Tn. His position there is Senior Overseer he trains ministers to be Jesus disciples. He also teaches the Men of Faith mens ministry in the absence of the Bishop and is use as guitar and piano musician working close with WoF Minister of Music as well as the Media Ministry. Rev Sample has a passion for Christ Jesus and he rightly divides the Word of truth striving to be sound in his doctrine.
And last but certainly not least he has a lovely wife Denise married 10yrs now with four children who are grown up now, Jasmine, CJ, Carey, and Diamond along with 8 beautiful grand children. And so he is a Man of God that promotes strong family values.