About Rev Mark N. Simmons, Pastor
Rev. Mark N. Simmons accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 26 in October 1997. He has answered the call to serve God, his church and the community.
Born on April 9, 1971, he is the only son of Barrett and Ruth Simmons. He grew up in Westampton, N.J., and was educated there in the school system. He graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly in 1989.
He attended Cheyney University on a partial basketball scholarship for two years and transferred to Glassboro State College, now Rowan University in 1991, where he majored in History.
He is currently employed by United Parcel Service. He previously worked for FedEx for 13 years.
On November 16, 1997, he was baptized by the late Rev. David Foreman, Sr., former pastor of North Baptist Church. He served as a Trustee for four years and was ordained a Deacon at North Baptist Church on September 13, 2009 by the late Rev. Wendell F. McGinnis, Jr.
He preached his first sermon at North Baptist Church on April 3, 2011. He loves to study and read God’s word. In his spare time, he enjoys missionary work and sharing the Gospel with the unbelieved.
He completed is studies under the Bethany Baptist Association and was ordained at North Baptist Church on Dec. 11, 2016.
On June 14, 2017, Rev. Simmons was called to Pastor North Baptist Church. He was formally installed as the church’s Pastor on Sept. 10, 2017.
A servant man of God, he has served in numerous ministries at North Baptist, including the Tape Ministry, Publicity Ministry and Van Ministry. He also served as president of the Young Adult Ministry and took on the responsibility of cleaning the church.
Currently, he is the Adult Sunday Bible Study School Teacher and Executive Director of the Food Bank Ministry.
He is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
He is married to Deaconess Janelle Simmons. They are the parents of two daughters, Kayla Susan, and Justine Noeline. The family resides in Westampton.