Deacon Samuel Simmons; Chairman of Deacons
Originating form Edisto Island, Dea. Simmons moved to New York and married his high school sweetheart, Annie. They Settled with their family and joined Greater Central Baptist Church. They were baptized together. As his faith in Christ grew, he became more involved in the church. Becoming a member of the Brotherhood Ministry, a choir director, advisor to the youth ministry, Sunday school teacher and superintendent. As time moved on God and his previous pastor saw it was time for Dea Simmons to move to another level of ministry, he was called and ordained to the Deacons Ministry in 1988. Later in the year 2011 he served as Vice Chairman of the Deacon board.
After retiring and with much prayer , he along with his wife, relocated back to Edisto Island and joined the New First Missionary Baptist Church. He currently attends bible study ,is a member of the male chorus and in June of 2016 became chairman of the deacon ministry.
Deacon Simmons has a passion for singing but loves the word of God. His favorite bible scripture is Psalms 34:1, "I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth."