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Welcome to Randy Sampson Ministries

My name is Randy Sampson and I'm a Teaching Pastor at Church on the Street, located at the Phoenix Dream Center in Phoenix, Arizona. I have a degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and a degree in Christian Education from North Central University. My passion is teaching Scripture in a manner that equips Christians to rightly divide God's Word (2 Tim. 2:15). Accordingly, I focus on teaching topics such as hermeneutics, exegetical method and practice, history, and archaeology in an easy-to-understand manner.

One of my signature teachings is on spiritual warfare and/or the armor of God in Ephesians 6. I have a full set of reenactment grade Roman armor which I use for illustrative purposes. The teaching is adapted for a wide variety of audiences -- from children, to mixed adult groups, to men's groups. The focus of the teaching is to illustrate one of the most fundamental principles of biblical interpretation, that we interpret Scripture in harmony with its historical context, while also examining key principles for victorious Christian living.

The Bible compares the Christian to a soldier (2 Tim. 2:3-4) and spiritual warfare to military warfare (Eph. 6:10-20). But it is erroneous to say the Christian is like a US Marine or a soldier in the US Army. In the first century, the readers of Scripture understood these analogies to refer to a soldier in the Roman Legion. The challenge for Christians two thousand years later is to understand what it was like to be a soldier in Caesar's Legion and how the Legions engaged in battle.

The teaching has been well-received by numerous Churches and Christian schools, including David's 400 Pastoral Leadership Conference, Scottsdale Bible Church, Southwestern College, Scottsdale Christian Academy, Paradise Valley Community Church, Heights Church, Scottsdale Worship Center, Palmcroft Baptist Church, American Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lincoln Heights Christian Church, and others.

If you would like more information, or to schedule a speaking engagement, please email me.
Randy Sampson in Roman Armor