Rev. Samuel E. Vansiea, D.Min

Rev. Dr. Samuel E. Vansiea is senior pastor of Joy World Universal Church in Minneapolis, and staff chaplain at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. He is past Board Chair of the Liberian Ministers Association.

He holds a Bachelor of Theology (B.Th) Degree from the Liberian Baptist Theological Seminary in Liberia, a Master of Divinity (M.Div) Degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minnesota and in 2013 he earned his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) Degree from Bethel University in Minnesota, USA. He has done extensive study in trauma and healing among refugees of war.

Dr. Vansiea loves the Lord and he loves people. He has over twenty years of experience in pastoral work, teaching, motivating, and other ministry related works.

He is married to Judy and they have four children, Arvena, Thomas, Samuel, and Miracle. He and his family, excluding the adult children, Samuel and Miracle, currently reside in Woodbury MN, USA. He is a native of Liberia



“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” - Napoleon Hill

“It is faith in Him that we must rediscover. With this faith we can transform bleak and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of joy and bring new light into the dark caverns of pessimism.” - Dr. Martin Luther King

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also - James 2:14-26

God grant me the serenity 
To accept the things I cannot change; 
Courage to change the things I can; 
And wisdom to know the difference.