Samantha Barrera

Children's pastor

Pastor Samantha was born in the Bay Area and was saved in a student ministry in 2013. She has been working with kids and students in ministries ever since, and it is her passion to help kids learn about Jesus and grow in their faith. It brings her immense joy to witness their wonder, growth, and hearts for God.
Pastor Samantha moved to Fresno in 2023 to join Peoples Church. She had previously served in Modesto, CA, San Diego, CA, and Maricopa, AZ.
Pastor Samantha and her husband, Marcus, have been married since 2015. They share a love for ministry and enjoy getting to serve kids and students together. In her spare time, Pastor Samantha enjoys curling up with a book, solving puzzles, and playing board games and video games.