Gordon D. Simms Profile
Skills and abilities:
* Deep personal love for God, His Word, His will and His people* Love for and commitment to wife and family* A heart for people, both saved and unsaved* Solid background and proven skills in Biblical exegesis, exposition and communication* Proven skills in counseling in both local church and Bible College settings* Strong commitment to global evangelism and discipleship* Service as both Associate Pastor and Sr. Pastor, Bible College teacher and Pastoral Dept. Chairman* Demonstrated administrative skills in Bible College and Christian School settingsOrdination: Ordained, September, l972, at the District Conference of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
College: Columbia International University, (1969): Bachelor of Arts in Biblical EducationPost Graduate: Dallas Theological Seminary, (1987): Master of Theology(Major: Pastoral Theology/Christian Education)Doctoral: Bethel Theological Seminary, (May, 1995) Doctor of Ministry(Specialization: Church Leadership: Evangelism/Church Growth)Other: Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions, 1975Summer School, Grace Theological Seminary, l985Institute: Development Association for Christian Institutions, 1986Interim Pastor Ministries:
* Transitional Pastor, Feb, 1010- present* Sr. Pastor, Ocean County Evangelical Free Church, 2002- 2007* Chairman, Pastoral Ministry Department, Peace River Bible Institute, Alberta, Canada, 1995-2002* Sr. Pastor, West Ave. Baptist Church, Burlington, Iowa, 1987-1993* Assoc. Pastor, Marsh Lane Baptist Church, 1982-87* Faith Alliance Church (C&MA), Austin, Texas, l979-l98l* Severn Alliance Church, Severn, MD, (C&MA) l97l-l978* Paintersville Alliance Church (C&MA), Lewistown, Pennsylvania, l969-l97l
* Peace River Bible Institute church relations coordinator and oversight of pulpit supply ministry, 1996-2002* Chairman, Pastoral Ministry Dept, PRBI, 1995-2002* Dean of Married Students, PRBI, 1995-1997* Chairman: city-wide evangelistic crusade, Burlington, Iowa, 1989* Administrator, Marsh Lane Christian School, Marsh Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, l985-87* District Christian Education Committee (C&MA), l974-l976* Administrator of Severn Christian School, (Christian Day School, K-l2th) l975-l978* Summer Camp Director, Eastern District of the C&MA, l973-l978