Paul Bains, Senior Pastor
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Pastor Paul J. Bains has served as Senior Pastor of Saint Samuel Church in East Palo Alto, CA since 1999.  He co-ministers with the love of his life Cheryl Bains and they have three beautiful teenage daughters. Pastor Bains is a pastor with a vision to bring the church and Jesus’ love to his local community.

Pastor Bains is also the Founder/Director of the Peninsula Chaplaincy Network, a program under the non-profit organization Project WeHOPE, which he co-founded in 1999 with his wife to reach the youth of the Peninsula.  Pastor Bains has been a Senior Police Chaplain for 8 years and has served the Peninsula, most notably as the Senior Police Chaplain in the East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park communities.  Under Pastor Bains’ leadership, the first and only Warming Shelter for the homeless was established in East Palo Alto. He also facilitates a feeding program for East Palo Alto’s youth each week.

Pastor Bains sits on many local boards and committees such as the Boys and Girls Club, California Endowment Clergy Initiative, Fellowship of Faith, and Northern California Urban Development.