A Waycross, Georgia, native, Maurice Simmons has been a gospel preacher for 40 years. His evangelistic ministry began on the campus of South Georgia College in 1970. Advantageously, he has spread the “Good News” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in tent meetings, revivals, on college campuses as well as in various cities throughout West and South Georgia.
In 1972, after graduating from South Georgia College, he transferred to West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia. While attending West Georgia College, he continued to preach the gospel. As a result, he co-founded the first Inter-Denominational campus ministry on West Georgia College campus, People United for God (PUG). Weekly services were held in the campus chapel. There were many young people who came and confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Several renowned evangelists and pastors were saved through the campus ministries at West and South Georgia Colleges.
While attending West Georgia, Maurice Simmons met his wife, the former Juliett Montgomery. She is also a product of the campus ministry at West Georgia College. They have worked for the Lord with singleness of heart throughout their 36 years of marriage. They also served as associate ministers in the Rome, Georgia area prior to relocating to Calhoun.
In 1990 the Lord called Pastor Simmons to pioneer (plant) a church in Calhoun, Georgia. He serves as Senior Pastor at Victory Fellowship Center/Armour of God Ministries, Inc. His desire is to teach believers to live in victory, walk in integrity and to enjoy Jesus!
In addition to pastoring, he worked as a Behavior Specialist at the Murphy-Harpst Children Center in Cedartown, Georgia. He has worked extensively with severely emotionally and behavior disordered youth.
First Vice President and Founding Member
The late, Bishop Maurice M. Simmons
November 29, 1950 - October 8, 2013
Presiding Bishop Jesse Pete Smith
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