Darnell Samuels

Teacher

OCT, B.A., B.Ed.

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Subjects: Bible, English, Intro. to Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology

In what year did you start teaching? 2022 (here at TDChristian).

Where did you grow up? Brampton. I still live in Brampton.

What are some of your favourite books?  The Bible, The autobiography of Malcolm X and The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson.

Where in the world would you most like to revisit?  The Bahamas. That is where my wife and I had our honeymoon, and the island, people and food were terrific.

What's something most people wouldn't know about you?  I bought the "All-Star Edition Reebok Question" basketball shoes off a classmate's feet in high school. It was the 2000s, and the all-star game was in the Bay area, so the shoes paid homage to the Golden State Warriors' colours, yellow and blue. The shoes were meant to be worn by Allen Iverson in the all-star game.

Describe your perfect meal:  My favourite holiday is Thanksgiving so that would be my perfect meal. Roasted Turkey, creamy mashed potatoes with gravy, mac and cheese, stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted garlic green beans. For dessert, cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

Favourite or meaningful Bible passage?  1 Timothy 4:16 "Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers." To me, teaching is not just a job, it is a ministry.