Hot off the
"One does not have to be with [Rev. Samuel Simpson] long to discover
his deep pastoral commitment and the strong sense of vocation which is
his spiritual motivation. [He has written this] book from a practical
standpoint, born of personal experience. The book is autobiographical,
not theoretical, and offers a personal testimony to the grace of God...
No one will be able to read this book without recognizing that true
Christian mission stems from the clear call of God, and is shaped by
the twin thrusts of fervent evangelism and compassionate social
Rev. Bernard Green,
Former Secretary of the Baptist Union of
Great Britain (1982-1991)
pastor leads people, communities to restoration
Jul 20, 2003 By Karen L.
BRONX, N.Y. (BP)--"Come join us, my friend,"
Sam Simpson encouraged a reporter during their first "meeting" -- a
cross-town telephone call. He and members of the two churches he
pastored and other people from the community were going to picket a bar
-- one with nudity to draw clientele -- that had opened for business on
a main thoroughfare in the South Bronx. Somehow it's hard to say no to
someone who calls you "my friend."