Reverend Kenneth K. Simms
was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the proud parents of David and Rose Simms. He comes from a heritage of pastors and preachers throughout his family. It was in Boston, Massachusetts where he met the love of his life and on January 20, 1990, he married Shareen Harris, a Business Education Major. Three daughters and one son were born to this union: Kenya, Sharaya, Deadra and Kenneth Kavon Simms.
Before retiring on December 31, 2012, in preparation for his new role as pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Reverend Simms was employed by Procter & Gamble (Gillette) for twenty-three years. He held various positions in the Research & Development Division.
Under the tutelage of the late Bishop Joe L. Smith, Holy Tabernacle Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Reverend Simms received Christ and was baptized. He later joined New Hope Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts and on (date), 2003, was licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He received his theological training from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, receiving a Diploma in Urban Ministry Program. Under the leadership of Reverend Willie Dubose, Jr., Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts and the United Baptist Convention, Reverend Simms was ordained to the gospel ministry on April 23, 2006 and for seven years continued to serve as Assistant Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts. On February 20, 2013, Reverend Simms was unanimously voted Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts and was officially installed on April 28, 2013.
His hobbies are reading, playing tennis, watching basketball and football, spending time with his family, and relaxing in his favorite chair.
Reverend Simms loves the Lord, His Word, and the people of God, the church. He desires to preach the gospel to the world that many more may come to faith in Jesus Christ and continue to grow in grace and in knowledge that they may experience God’s abundance and victory in every area of their lives.
Now unto Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20, 21)
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