Meet Our Elders
John Samson, Pastor
Andrew Boozer serves at King’s Church as an elder and occasionally preaches in the Sunday morning service. He is a husband to his high-school sweetheart and they have two children. Andrew has a passion for family worship, Biblical truth, preaching, serving the saints, and Reformed theology. He desires to see sinners saved and saints living more faithfully unto King Jesus. Andrew completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Grand Canyon University and is currently an operations director at a San Francisco startup.
Andrew was born and raised in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, and from an early age was taught socially progressive and Roman Catholic-Universalist ideas. Although reared in theological error, he was privileged to attend a Reformed Presbyterian grade school and a Christian high school that taught Biblical truth.
Andrew was formerly a worship leader at a church associated with the New Apostolic Reformation. His ambition was to become one of the worship leaders at Bethel Church in Redding, CA. By God’s gracious will and providence, Andrew eventually left the movement and began serving at a church connected with Calvary Chapel. While at this church, God gave Andrew a new nature, and he was eventually placed under consideration to become the next Youth Pastor. Around this time he was introduced to a book by C.H. Spurgeon and the preaching and teaching of Mr. Paul Washer and Dr. Steven Lawson. By the lovingkindness of God, Andrew has been growing in sovereign grace and knowledge ever since!
John James serves at King’s Church as an elder and periodically leads the liturgy aspect of the worship service. He is also in charge of providing supplemental materials for children to help them focus on the pastoral teaching during the service. He is the husband of his college sweetheart, Wendy, and they have four children and twelve grandchildren, all residing here in the Phoenix area.
John was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. By the sovereignty and providence of God, his older brother Tom was led to Christ and discipled by RC Sproul. This occurred while Tom was a student in Sproul’s philosophy class at Westminster Seminary in Pennsylvania. This encounter with RC brought Reformed theology into the James home.
John’s ministry interests lie in serving the church body, the sharing of Scriptural truth, and the visitation of the saints in their homes- personally shepherding the flock of God. John is also involved with evangelism as part of our church outreach into the surrounding communities. Another passion of his is to encourage the individual members of the church on Sundays and on the phone throughout the week. He loves talking about reformed theology.
John retired from teaching after 32 years in Christian education and also served in prison ministry for 12 years. He also meets weekly with his grandchildren on a 1 on 1 basis to teach them the book of Proverbs.