Our Moderator

Reverend Samuel R. Seales Jr.

Reverend Samuel R. Seales Jr., is a native of Prichard, Alabama.  Rev. Seales is the 2nd of 6 children born to Samuel R. (Deceased) and Willie Alice Seales.  He is an experienced pastor with a demonstrated history of working in religious institution and churches.  He is a graduate of Central Florida College and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Theology from United Theological Seminary and Bible College, Monroe La.

Rev. Seales served in the United States Army for 6 years.  He is married to Gloria M. Seales.  They are the proud parents of two children, son, Isaac and daughter, Brittany. They are also blessed with five grandchildren.  

After Rev. Seales’ being called to the ministry and ordained in 1988, by Rev. Dennis Hagins Sr. (Deceased), at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Ocala Florida  he has devoted himself to Ministry of our Lord’s Gospel.

Rev. Seales gives his service and talents at the state, district and locally in the community.  In the Florida General Baptist Convention, Inc., he holds the office the 4th Vice President of the Moderators Auxiliary.  Currently and for the past 22 years, he is the Pastor of Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Gainesville Florida.  Rev. Seales is the Moderator of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Association, and presently in his fifth year. 

Rev. Seales is a congregational leader and keeps his members inspired with weekly Bible Study and encourages spiritual development every morning with a short inspirational Bible passages through his text messaging ministry.    

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

%d bloggers like this: