Who Is Our Senior Pastor?

Rev. Dr. Frederick G. Sampson, III received his Doctorate
of Divinity degree from the United Theological Seminary in
Dayton, Ohio. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and Vocal Music
Performance from The University of Cincinnati Ohio.
​He is also an alum of The Juilliard School of Music.

Before being assigned here at St. Paul, Dr. Sampson
served as the campus pastor of West Outer Drive UMC,
and has served in many other capacities including:

  • Drug Addiction Counselor, Family Counselor, and
    Administrative Assistant to the Pastor at the
    Tabernacle ​Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan
  • Pastor of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Coordinator, Administrator, and Associate Professor at Spring Arbor College in Detroit, Michigan
  • Associate Professor of American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Personnel Trainer and College Recruiter at the American
    ​National Service Company

He is a composer, a published author, and playwright. He was the owner/director of Magi Ministries and Enchantment Theater – an organization presenting story themes and musical material in a group counseling format. This unique presentation style, shared with many students in more than 30 schools in Dallas, Texas, dealt with subjects such as peer pressure, goal setting, and lifestyle disciplines.

​Dr. Sampson is also a professional singer and has given many
concerts and performances. He has received numerous awards
​including the Clyde T. Francisco Preaching Award from the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Sampson is the proud father of two adult children, Frederick IV, and Mrs. Eva Marie Hill, and the devoted husband of Mrs. Pamela McCree Sampson.

What Are Our Core Values?

Just as Jesus said in the Beatitudes, blessed are the poor and the hungry. Our mission is not just to love one another, but to make sure we spread the love of the Gospels everywhere.

What Do We Teach?

We use both the Old Testament and the Gospels as the foundation for our faith and the inspiration for our daily lives. We put those teachings ​into practice at home and at work.

Ministries & Activities


At St. Paul United Methodist Church - Bloomfield Hills, it's our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and improve those meaningful relationships in your family life. Join us each Sunday and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.


Our music ministry is bursting with spiritual, God-given talent, featuring two adult choirs, a children's/young adult choir, and a stellar instrumental ministry featuring a flutist, guitarists, trumpeters, and more. Under the direction of our Mistress of Music, Mrs. Judy White, who boasts more than 45 years of classical and spiritual music direction and accompaniment, the music department has a phenomenal, eclectic mix of music styles for everyone. Pastor Sampson is also an alum of the famed Juilliard School of Music and his rich baritone vocals bring the sounds of your favorite traditional and contemporary hymns to life.

165 E. Square Lake Rd.

St. Paul United Methodist Church

​Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302


With their mission to feed, clothe, educate, and empower, the Baldwin Center provides food and supplies to those in Pontiac who need economic assistance. Throughout the year, St. Paul donates blankets, coats, and food, as well as toys during the holidays.

St. Paul supports the food pantries at Waterford Central UMC as well as the Lighthouse of Oakland Country.

This homeless shelter and rehabilitation program is dedicated to positively changing the lives of men, women, and children. Our women’s ministry donates needed items for their food/kitchen, daycare/nursery, and toiletries collections.

This organization exists to provide support and resources that empower individuals to move from crisis to self-sufficiency. St. Paul supports this mission through contributions to the food pantry and involvement in their holiday programs.