Rev. Dr. Moses A. Simms

Ministerial Highlights

Pastoral Appointments:

Greater Turner Chapel AME Church

          Greensburg, LA (2014-Present)

Greater Powell Chapel AME Church

          Grenada, MS (2006-2014)

Lee Chapel AME Church

Morgan City, LA (2001-2006)

Cummings Temple AME Church

New Orleans, LA (1993-2001)


Educational Background:

1989   B.S. Degree

Electronics Engineering, Southern University and A&M College

1993   Master of Divinity

Old Testament, Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center

2014   Doctor of Ministry

Black Studies and Transformational Leadership, Ashland Theological Seminary and Payne Theological Seminary


Leadership Positions:

General Conference Delegate:

2000, 2008, 2012 and 2016

General Conference 1st Alternate: 2004


General Board Commissions:


Statistics and Finance, Economic Development Global Development


Statistics and Finance (Assistant Secretary) and Annuity Investments and Insurance


General Conference Committees:

2008    Revisions Committee

2012    Revisions Committee

            (Sub-Committee Chair)

2012    Compilation Committee


Board of Examiners:

LA Conference Board Member:

1995-2001 and 2014 – Present

LA Conference Board Chair:

          2014 - Present

Central LA Conference Dean:


North MS Conference Dean:



Finance Committees:

Central North LA Conference Treasurer: 2001-2003

Central North LA Conference Chair: 2003-2008

North MS Conference Treasurer:


8th Episcopal District Treasurer:



Community Service:

- Founder of Allen C.D.C.: Developed a 3.7 million dollar, thirty-home housing development in New Orleans East through collaboration with Hibernia National Bank.

- Founder of Christians Aiming to Reach Everyone (CARE) C.D.C. in Morgan City, LA and was instrumental in the formation and incorporation of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance for Morgan City.

- Chair of the Board for the Powell Chapel Housing Development Corporation that oversaw the $1.7 million Elderly Housing Apartment Complex.

- Organized and secured 501 (c) 3 statuses for the Louisiana Initiatives for Empowerment (LIFE) C.D.C, the Greater Powell Chapel C.D.C. (Chair) and the North Mississippi C.D.C.

- Served on the City of Grenada Election Commission and the Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as President Elect.



Supported the WIM in electing the first WIM delegate in the history of the Louisiana Conference to the 2000 General Conference and the Central Louisiana Conference for the 2004 General Conference.

Supported WIM by increasing more representation on the Central Louisiana Conference, the North Mississippi and the Louisiana Boards of Examiners while serving as the Chair/Dean.

Supported WIM through preaching opportunities at every church that I served as pastor providing exposure and opportunities to preach at church’s that were lead churches on the Presiding Elder District and Annual Conference.

Supported WIM by recommending more participation on Episcopal District/Annual Conference committees.