Rev. Yolanda Sampson, otherwise known as “Sister Y.O.,” is the Founder and President of GO Y.O. Worldwide, LLC. She loves the Lord Jesus Christ with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength. Nothing gives her more pleasure than serving the Lord and teaching His children how to victoriously live out their faith, based on the Word of God.
Rev. Sampson has been uniquely gifted by God to reach today’s children across the nation and abroad. Her God-given ministry skill set has afforded her the opportunities to serve as the Children and Youth Minister at Takoma Park Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.; the National Director for the “College for Kids” Program sponsored by the National Political Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NPCBW) and Toys R Us which attracted professors such as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, Mrs. Rosa Parks; a featured puppeteer at the Harriet Tubman House in London, England; a Keynote Speaker for Zoe Bible Church’s “Ladies Camp” in Johannesburg, South Africa; and a Guest Minister for Centro Biblico Morada Santa’s Children’s Church in Panama City, Panama to name a few. With the love, joy, and creativity of the Lord, Rev. Sampson brings the Scripture to life, while preserving timeless virtues that are inherent in Scripture.
Rev. Sampson, who is a former winner of the Miss Black World Pageant and a former NFL Washington Redskins cheerleader, has been blessed to receive a plethora of awards and honors such as The Gambia’s 2006 Presidential Honorary Member Award from President Dr. Alhaji Yahya Jammeh and NPCBW’s Apple Achievement Award for successfully launching the aforementioned national “College for Kids” Program.
Rev. Sampson is an ordained minister who currently serves as the Director of Evangelism for First Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. in Washington, DC, where she oversees First Church’s Food Ministry with Fresh Farm Markets, New 8 Prison, Nursing Home, Psalm 91 Radio Broadcast, Puppet, Street and The War Room Prayer Line Ministries. In the past, she has been blessed to serve as the American Baptist Churches USA’s National “Strong in the Lord” Conference Coordinator, the D.C. Baptist Convention’s Principal Coordinator/Consultant for Communications, the Prayer Team Leader for the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) and as the local Prayer Team Leader for the 2007 American Baptist Churches USA Denomination’s Centennial Celebration. Rev. Sampson received a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and a B.A. from Howard University’s School of Communications. “Rev. Yolanda Sampson is quick to give God all the glory for her accomplishments and the way He has manifested Himself in her life!”