City of Hope Metro
Staff & Leaders

  • Rod Sampson

    Pastor Rod Sampson (also known as "not your average pastor") is a native of Brooklyn, NY and has lived in the Northern Virginia area since 2000. Since 2001 Pastor Rod along with his wife Bridget erected three non-profit organizations: Daughters Of The Risen King (D.O.R.K) for teen young ladies, Young Kings for teen boys, and City Of Hope Metro church on route 1 Alexandria VA, targeting families of its surrounding communities. Pastor Rod is more than qualified for the task at hand. Understanding that drugs, domestic violence, crime, broken families and racism all play an important part in the destruction of today's youth and families. Pastor Rod and his team are pressing daily and rallying continuously to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to help communities with the issues that plague our neighborhoods in Northern Virginia through City of Hope Metro by preaching the unadulterated word of God.

  • Gary Keys
    Worship Director / Elder

    Born and raised in Belfast Northern Ireland, been saved 30+ years. Served as Bass player and vocalist in Soulfire Worship for over 8 years traveling in UK and Europe. Plays drums, bass guitar and acoustic guitar. Has a heart for people and seeing lives changed for Gods footy.