City of Hope

Worship Center

As an Ordained minister in the Church of God, Pastor Simmons has been involved in ministering to the homeless and hurting of the Columbia area for the past 17 years.  He has a heart for the lost and the poor of our community.  Prior to coming to City of Hope he was the lead pastor at Lighthouse Worship Center in Swansea.  He is a founder and board member for Christ Central Ministries and is director for Cars4Hope, a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping low income families by providing them reliable vehicles.  He is a graduate of Lee University and Appalachian State University.  He is married to Shannon and they have two children, Hannah and Caleb.

                                                           Outreach pastor