Dr. Samuel Huddleston has served as an executive presbyter representing African-American ministers since 2017. He is the assistant superintendent of the Northern California and Nevada District, where he assists in providing oversight to more than 450 churches. Huddleston also serves as the district men’s director, U.S. Missions director, and chairperson of both the district Teen Challenge and Chi Alpha boards. Prior to his election as the district assistant superintendent, he and his wife, Linda, served as lead pastors for over 11 years, planting a church out of their living room in Benicia, California.
Huddleston is a graduate of Bethany University. He holds a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from Azusa Pacific University, and a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Regent University. Huddleston is the author of Five Years to Life and Grand Slam. His nonprofit work through Children’s Water Foundation has placed 42 wells in remote villages in Ghana, West Africa.