David Simmons, guest pastor

        Full Name: Ross David Simmons

         Nick name: Dave

         Family:  Florence (married April 1, 1961), daughters and husbands: Cheryl and Steve, 
                        Carol and Mark, Caren and Troy and 3 grandkids – Sarah, Rachel, and Ross

         Ministry Role: Guest Minister.

         What’s your regular order at Starbucks: Too expensive, coffee is too strong, don’t
                                                                                       go there.  Ask me about McDonald’s.

         Favorite saying: If a little bit is good, how much better is as whole bunch.

         I’ve been in ministry since: 1961.

         Hidden Talent: I have so few that I can’t afford to hide any.

         Favorite movie: Gaither’s Home Coming videos.

         Favorite scripture: Jer. 20:9, “His word was in my heart like a burning fire in my bones.”

         Life changing moment: When I committed myself to the ministry. 

         Peeves: People who talk too much.

         Dream Vacation:  Mackinac Island, and cruises.

         Favorite singer: Florence Simmons.

         Favorite Book: Bible.

         When and where did you get saved: At my home, with my parents, at the age of 7.

         One thing that most people don’t know about me: The same thing that is weird 
                                                                                                         about me.

         Favorite TV show: Funniest Home Videos.

         In my spare time I… Hide in my nothing box.

         Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden, Shady Maple-Lancaster, PA.

         Previous job or line of work: Pastoring.

         What sport are you not good at:  All of them anymore.

         Favorite sport/team: Green Bay Packers

         Things that fascinate me: The power of the anointing of His Holy Spirit.

         Music that moves me: choir anthems, gospel quartets.  

         People who inspire me are: People who sing or speak with a strong anointing. 

         Fears: Like the T- Shirt says…..“No Fear”.

         What makes you laugh: Funniest Home Videos.

         What is weird about you?  The same thing that most people don’t know about me.

         The most exotic place you’ve ever been to: Luxor Egypt

         The most adventurous thing you’ve ever done: Took nine people on a bus that was
         strictly for Palestinian use across no-man’s land at the most contentious border crossing in
 the Middle east (at that time) between Egypt and the Gaza strip.  At that time no one in
         the US, Egypt or Israel knew where we were. We were met close to the bus by an angel
         (who looked an awful lot like the Chief border master), who said “come I have been 
         expecting you.”
  We went through the border without as much as a customs check.