Samaritan Ministries International

Samaritan Ministries International provides its members with the refreshing opportunity to apply the principles of New Testament living to 21st-century health care. Today, more than a quarter of a million individual members worldwide send a monthly financial share directly to other member households who have medical needs. Samaritan members also pray for one another and include notes and cards of encouragement and comfort. In this simple way, they are currently sharing more than $30 million each month.

Samaritan Ministries has practiced health care sharing through a Biblical lens for 25 years, with a focus on Christians helping other Christians with their needs as the Bible instructs in Galatians 6:2, which says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (ESV).

Samaritan Ministries Spokespersons


Anthony Hopp

Anthony Hopp webAnthony Hopp, vice president of external relations for Samaritan Ministries International, has been with the ministry since 1997. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Anthony has served in various roles for Samaritan over the years and has had a front row seat to God’s protection of and provision for Samaritan Ministries as it has grown from a few hundred households to over 82,000.  Anthony has been married to his wife, Jen, for 25 years. They have two sons. Download headshot…


smi_joelnoble_cropJoel Noble

Joel Noble is director of Public Policy at Samaritan Ministries International, where he has served since 2001. He directs the ministry’s legislative program, advocating with federal and state governmental bodies. He also consults for the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries. Joel earned his bachelor’s degree in history education from Illinois State University, with an emphasis on political science, geography and sociology. He completed a Master of Arts in leadership studies from the Seminary at Lincoln Christian University, where his final research paper focused on what the Bible teaches on the proper jurisdiction of the family, church and civil government. He has been married to his wife, Sarah, for 19 years. They have four boys. Download headshot…

smi_johncreath_cropJohn Creath

John Creath is manager of Business Intelligence at Samaritan Ministries International and a former Public Policy Specialist. Serving at Samaritan since 2007, he has been married to his wife, Whitney, for 12 years. They have five children. Download headshot…




Amanda Wilton

Amanda Wilton is the marketing coordinator for Samaritan Ministries International. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she now resides in Peoria, Illinois, with her husband and two children. Amanda has the joy of helping Christians across the world connect in community when there is a medical need. Amanda’s background is in public relations, and she holds a master’s degree in PR & Organizational Communication from Wayne State University.

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