Senior Pastor: Dr. David S. Thompson


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Dr. David S. Thompson is the senior pastor of the Good Samaritan Church. He became their pastor in 2010. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He married his college sweetheart - Judith - in 1975.

They have five children. Three of them live in Jacksonville. One son lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Their oldest daughter lives in New York. They have six grandchildren with two sets of twins.

Dr. Thompson has been involved in the ministry for over 36 years. He has pastored churches in New York City (Queens), Cayman Islands (Cayman Brac), upstate New York, and now in Jacksonville.

He has been a professor at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Davis College in New York, and Global Baptist College in Jacksonville. He is now an adjunct professor at Trinity Baptist College.

Dr. Thompson has degrees from Clearwater Christian College, Biblical Theological Seminary, and Dallas Theological Seminary. His passion is to preach God's Word so that all can understand its truth and so that all will be challenged to put its truth into everyday action.

If you would like to contact Pastor Thompson, you can email him at

Associate Pastor: Brandon Lane


    Brandon Lane is the associate pastor of the Good Samaritan Church. He accepted this position in May 2015 after serving as an intern there for the previous year.

   He was born in Knoxville, TN, but was raised in Jacksonville, FL after his family
moved there when he was four years old. He married Jennifer in August 2015.

   Brandon graduated from Trinity Baptist College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Church Ministries. If you would like to contact Brandon, you can email him at