Who We Are

Genesis of Good Samaritans Ministries, Inc. has served the greater Columbus OH community since September 2013. At Genesis, we believe that God cares about the “WHOLE” man - BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT. …and so do we…. 

Genesis is a faith-based, 501C3 non-profit organization providing community outreach services, connecting individuals with needed programs & resources, facilitating workforce development programs and providing volunteer opportunities. Our programs are designed to take a holistic faith-based approach to community service. We endeavor to be a Hand Up and Not Just a Hand Out. 

Genesis exists to serve and to encourage others to do the same. 

Reverend Leroy  Smith, Pastor

and Evangelist Terri Smith, President/Program Director

Our Leadership

The Smiths have over 30 years experience serving in various positions within the church from Usher to Youth Pastors,  Co-Pastors and Senior Pastors. They have provided spiritual, emotional, marital and financial counseling for members and others within their sphere of influence. They have developed and coordinated youth programs and activities including retreats and conferences; designed and operated Summer youth programs; trained and facilitated courses for individuals of all age levels on such topics as drug and alcohol abuse, community violence, teenage pregnancy, drop out prevention, career exploration, job readiness and career development, budgeting, and interpersonal-relationships. Throughout the years they have served on numerous non-profit and church boards addressing issues governing daily operations, strategic planning, budgeting, facility expansion, and program development. They have a love for Christ, a passion to serve and a purpose to fulfill. They have been married for 34 years and had a hand in raising eight children, and still counting.

Our Board

The Good Samaritan Team

Minister Carla K. Bridges

Vice President/Director, Genesis Ministries, South Programs and Senior Programs

Carla has lived, worked and served in Columbus, OH for most of her adult life. She is an Ordained Minister and a Financial Analyst currently living in West Palm Beach, FL. As a founding member of the Genesis team, her background in Finance has proven to be invaluable as we have grown and expanded services. Her passion to help people, especially seniors, keeps her motivated and willing to give both her time and resources. 

Sheila Eubanks

Secretary/Director of Community Development Progams

Sheila was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She Grew up in the Southfield community and has been a Civic Organizer there for over 15 years. 

- Past trustee of the Marion Franklin Civic Association

- Held a seat on Mayor Mike Coleman’s Coalition for a Non-Violent Columbus

- Past Board Member for Youth for a Positive Image

She has 25 years of Insurance Claims experience and currently holds the position of Field Specialist for a major Automotive Manufacture.

Arnetta Burton

Community Participant Representative (non-voting)

Each year we ask one of our participants to serve as a community representative. Arnetta has served as our Administrative Assistant for 3 years. 

Our Volunteer Staff

Sheila Canada - Office Manager / Outreach Coordinator

Arnetta Burton  - Administrative Assistant