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Reverend Carrie B. Samuel

Reverend Carrie B. Samuel is a native of McCormick, South Caronia. She is the daughter of Horace Wideman and Hellen Patterson. Rev. Samuel and her husband, John W. Samuel of fifty years and are the proud parents of two children, John Jermaine Samuel and Sha’Lawn Natasha Samuel Gordon. They are the grandparents to eight. Rev. Samuel attended the public schools of McCormick and Greenwood, South Carolina, Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, South Caronia, Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina and S. R. Higgins Seminary Extension. She holds a B. S. Degree in Elementary Education with a double minor in Psychology and Sociology.  She has been favored with many awards and honors, her name being regularly listed on the Dean's and President's List at Lander University.  She graduated from there with a 4.0 GPA.  Rev. Samuel was nominated and elected to "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" in 2006 and 2007 and "Who's Who Among Professional Women" in 2009.


Reverend Samuel answered the call to preach in April of 1988 and was licensed during the 1st Quarterly Conference of Tranquil A.M.E. Church in Troy, South Carolina on January 22, 1989, by The Reverend Oscar A. Klugh, Presiding Elder of the Abbeville District of The Piedmont South Carolina Annual Conference. She was admitted to the Piedmont South Carolina Conference October 29, 1989, by The Right Reverend F. C. James.  Rev. Samuel was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in October 1992 and an Itinerant Elder in October 1994 by the Right Reverend John Hurst Adams. 


She served as pastor of The Brownoh-Jacob’s Chapel Circuit, of the Abbeville Greenwood District for thirteen years and St. Mary Station of the Greenville District of the Piedmont Annual Conference for thirteen years. She is currently supplying Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church, Donalds.


Rev. Samuel has served the Church in many capacities and on all levels.   She has chaired the Greenville District Richard Allen Education Scholarship Committee.  Rev. Samuel has served as the Piedmont Conference WIM Coordinator, on the Piedmont Conference Board of Examiners, Ministerial Efficiency Committee, Judiciary Committee, and several other Literary Committees. Reverend Samuel served as a Delegate to the 2008 General Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri, being the first female pastor ever elected to serve as a delegate from the Piedmont Conference. 

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