Rev. Dr. John Simmons

Pastor in Residence

Dr. Simmons joined our team in June of 2018. This unique 12 month position is designed to engage prominent retiring clergy who will to serve as a mission ambassador of Action Ministries to the North Georgia Conference. During this year long position, Dr. Simmons is a member of the senior leadership team, and works directly with CEO Kelley Henderson to grow and serve our partnerships with United Methodist Churches. Dr. Simmons most recently served as Senior Pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta. During his career he has served at Embry Hills, Northbrook, Glenn Memorial, and also in the office of the Bishop as District Superintendent for Athens Elberton District and as head of Ministerial Services and Spiritual Formation.