Pastor Bernie Samples began ministering in February of 1981. Pastors Bernie and Janice Samples, are both licensed and ordained with Dr. Mark T. Barclay Ministries, and are graduates of Supernatural Ministries Training Institute (SMTI). They have been full time Pastors since 1992 when they began Joy in Living Christian Center in Martinsville, Indiana. In August of 2005 they became pastors of Hi Desert Word Center in Barstow, California. Pastor Bernie Samples is a Bible teacher and simply and clearly teaches the Bible so that people can receive victory in their lives. Also a Bible teacher, Pastor Janice ministers at HDWC and writes the curriculum for our Wednesday night children’s program, Kids Klub. The Samples have eight children and fourteen grandchildren.