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, Chief Purpose Officer for Samaritan Ministries International, has been a Samaritan member and on staff since 1997. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Anthony has served in a variety of 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 85,000. Anthony has been married to his wife, Jen, for 28 years and they have two sons.
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. 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 22 years. They have four boys.
Michael Grimm is the Chief Talent Officer at Samaritan Ministries International, where he has been serving since 2011. A Society for Human Resource Management-certified professional, Michael earned his bachelor’s degree at Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary. There were 82 staff members when Michael started at SMI, and he has been honored to watch the Lord grow the ministry to a total of over 350 staff members! Michael has been married to his wife, Serena, for 18 years and has three children.
Dustin Garrett is a Field Specialist for Membership Development for Samaritan Ministries International, where he has served since 2016. In this capacity he travels to conferences, conventions, and concerts to present Samaritan Ministries to potential members. Dustin desires to use the resources he has to make people aware of what God is doing through Samaritan and to see the ministry grow. Dustin has been married for 12 years to his wife, Kyndra, and together they have a 1-year-old son named Ren. Originally from the Chicago area, Dustin was a homeless heroin addict for nearly a decade before the Lord miraculously changed his life. He later graduated from Calvary Bible College in 2016. Dustin spends his free time gardening, roasting coffee, and leading the music ministry at his congregation.