Our Pastor

Sam Roberson, Pastor
Accepted Christ at the age of 16 at Paradise Baptist Church in Newellton, Louisiana under the pastorate of Reverend H.Y. Taylor.  1957 moved to Las Vegas and united with the Greater New Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor F. N. Addison.  Announced Calling to the Gospel Ministry and preached first sermon May 25, 1965.  In 1966, began a 31-year career in radio broadcasting.  Called to pastor the Community Baptist Church of Henderson, Nevada in February 1977 and continues to serve as their pastor.
  • American Baptist Extension Seminary
  • Graduate of the Certificate of Progress Program (COPP) NBC, USA, Inc.
  • Graduate of the Deans & President Seminar
  • President and Dean, Pride of the West District Association, Congress of Christian Education
  • President, Nevada/California State Convention, Congress of Christian Education


In the Area of Christian Education
·         1998 First Nationally Certified State Director for the State of Nevada
·         2001 Recipient of the Outstanding State Director’s Award
·         2002 Incorporated State Congress of Christian Education
·         2005 Scholarship Committee of the National Congress of Christian EducationPersonal Accomplishments and Community Service
·         1974 Proprietor of the Religious Emporium (Books, Music, Choir & Clergy Robes)
·         1978 President, Jackson Avenue Merchant’s Association (JAMA)
·         Past President of the NAACP Las Vegas Branch
·         Co-Organizer of Nevada Black Chamber of Commerce
·         President, America’s Singers Association (ASA) Local 11
·         1995 Chaplin with the City of Henderson Police DepartmentPersonal Data
·         Raised by grandmother, Williana Roberson; United in holy matrimony to Earlene Jenson in 1959.  Father of five children: Vanessa, Antoine, Valerie, Derrick and Sam, Jr.; a grandfather and great grandfather.

Work History

Many jobs in and around Las Vegas:  Hotels, golf courses, construction laborer, cement mason and auto detailing.  Gospel promoter: bringing many groups and quartets to Las Vegas.  In 1975 Reverend James Cleveland and the Gospel Music Workshop of America Board Meeting.


Certificate and Diploma
American Baptist College    Nashville, Tennessee
Tensas Parish High School           
 St. Joseph, Louisiana1981