Pastor Samuel Bereza joined the ministry team at Open Door Bible Church in May of 2016. Before coming to ODBC, Pastor Sam served as an assistant pastor at Harvest Bible Church in Lancaster for 4 ½ years.  While growing up, he moved throughout the United States with his family as his father served in the U.S. Air Force. After completing Bible college studies, Pastor Sam married his best friend, Sarah in May of 2007. They are thankful to God every day for blessing them with their two sons Caleb and William.

Pastor Sam’s hobbies include reading good books, playing baseball and football, and when possible, getting out in the great outdoors for some hunting and fishing. Sarah enjoys good coffee, warm days at the beach, and she loves anything Brazilian, having grown up on the mission field in Brazil.

"I am very thankful and humbled at the wonderful opportunity God has granted me to serve the body of believers at Open Door as pastor. Sarah and I are excited to see the grace of God in action as He not only saves people from His wrath but also changes their entire lives through His life-encompassing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Titus 2:11-14). We truly serve a great God and we invite you to join with us in worshipping and glorifying Him at Open Door Bible Church!"

Education:

  • B.A., Evangelism, Northland Baptist Bible College, 2004.
  • M.A., Biblical Studies, Northland Baptist Bible College, 2006.
  • M.Div., Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, 2010.