Gordon D. Simms, Resume



To know and serve the Lord Jesus Christ by serving as a facilitator in local churches helping them become all that God intended

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 settings


Ordination: Ordained, September, l972, at the District Conference of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.


College:                       Columbia International University, (1969): Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education

Post 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, 1975

                                    Summer School, Grace Theological Seminary, l985

                                    Institute: Development Association for Christian Institutions, 1986


Pastoral Experience

* Transitional Pastor, Feb, 2010- 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


Administrative Experience

* 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

Academic Experience

* Teaching in Bible College, Peace River Bible Institute, Alberta, CA, 1995-2003

            (Pastoral Ministry and Homiletics; Bible: Romans, Pentateuch, Pauline Epistles; 1st and 2nd Year Greek;)           

* Professor, Pastoral Ministry Course, St. James Bible College, Kiev Ukraine, January, 1995


Other Ministry Experience

* Speaker at Bible Conferences and Churches in Alberta and British Columbia, 1995-2002

* Frequent speaker at Summer Camps (Jr. High – Adult), 1975-2002

* Children’s Puppet (and ventriloquist) ministry in summer camps and churches, 1975-1981        

* Speaker: Christian Radio Broadcasts, Lewistown PA, 1970-72, Annapolis, MD, l977-l979,

* Televised Sunday Morning Service, West Avenue Baptist Church, Burlington, Iowa, 1989-1994            

* Speaker at Bible Conferences and Churches in Eastern and Southwestern Districts of the C&MA, l974-l980


Other Experiences

* Part-time Radio Announcer, KKMI/ KDMG Radio, Burlington, IA (1993-94)

* Writer and narrator for over 50 professional promotional and instructional videos for businesses and corporations in Iowa (1989-91)

* Have written (lyrics and music) and produced several worship songs


Experience as an Interim Pastor

* Alliance Bible Church, Dallas TX,  1981-82

* Yarmouth Community Church, Yarmouth, Iowa,  1994-95

* Bible Church of Lake Shore, MD,  2009-2010

* Have served in several churches in Alberta, Canada (1996-2001)

(Though not serving as interim pastor, I had opportunity to work with several churches in the search process, providing pulpit supply, mentoring and working with church leadership)


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