Dr. Daniel Simmons
Dr. Daniel Simmons serves as the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Albany, GA. As Senior Pastor, he is committed to making disciples for Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20) and to ministering to the “least of these” (Matthew 25:34-40).
Dr. Simmons stands firm in his belief of family being the foundation of society. A native of Cairo, GA, he is the son of Mrs. Pinkie Norwood Simmons and the late Reverend Perry Simmons, Sr. He hails as a third generation minister. Pastor Simmons is married to Diane Davis Simmons. He is the proud father of two children, and he has five grandchildren whom he adores.
Dr. Simmons is endeared to his calling to teach and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He delivers messages that are clear, concise and embraced by every generation and every race. He is a pillar of spiritual truth, a visionary leader, an activist, a partner, a supporter, and a friend to mankind.
Dr. Simmons received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Albany State College (now Albany State University) in Albany, GA in 1977, his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA in 1985, and his Doctorate of Ministry from Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, AL in 1991.
Pastor Simmons began preaching in June 1984. He pastored the Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Dawson, GA and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shingler, GA prior to accepting the call of service at Mount Zion in 1991. Under his leadership, the Mount Zion congregation has seen significant growth and has made a tremendous impact on local, regional and national communities.
Dr. Simmons is involved with numerous ministerial organizations on local, state, and national levels. He ministers, speaks, and conducts leadership training for churches and groups all around the country.
Dr. Simmons is the author of First Things First: Keys to Living the Abundant Life. You can learn more about Dr. Simmons and his ministries at www.danielsimmonsministries.com. You can connect with Dr. Simmons by following him on Twitter @danielbsimmons and Facebook and Instagram @pastordanielsimmons.