About the Pastor: Reverend Kenneth Simms
Rev. Simms was born in Boston, MA 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, MA, 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, Rev. Simms was employed by Proctor & Gamble (Formerly Gillette) for 23 years. He held various positions in the Research and Development Division.
Under the tutelage of the late Bishop Joe L. Smith, Holy Tabernacle Church, Boston, MA, Rev. Simms received Christ and was baptized. He later joined New Hope and in 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 the late Rev. Willie Dubose, Jr., New Hope Baptist Church, and the United Baptist Convention of MA, RI & NH, Rev. Simms was ordained to the gospel ministry on April 23, 2006, and for 7 years continued to serve as Assistant Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church. On February 20, 2013, Rev. Simms was unanimously voted Pastor of New Hope, 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.
Rev. 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 knowledge that they may experience God's abundance and victory in every area of their lives.