Reverend Sims was appointed the Pastor of Union in 2011.  He came to us with a new energy and ministry that includes his musical talents in singing and as an accomplished saxophone player; as well as his gift in delivering the Biblical Word.   The parsonage has been completely redecorated with new fixtures and other adornments.  The Video/Visual Ministry has been upgraded and expanded, and provides a new dimension to the worship experience.  The membership under the leadership of Pastor Sims has increased across all services and for that we are grateful.  His leadership provides a venue for continued growth with a richness of purpose for the coming years.  Rev. Sims has prepared for the ministry in heart and hand. He serves as the 12th District (Arkansas) Director of Church Growth and Evangelism, Serves on the finance team for the Little Rock - Jonesboro District of the Arkansas Conference. Sims is a Shorter College Trustee and is active in many other aspects of the church and community.


Southern Baptist Seminary Preaching Program (Continuing Education)

E.K Bailey Expository Preaching Program (Continuing Education)

Jackson Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

High School: Watson Chapel High School, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 1973



Ordination(s): Elder, Central Arkansas Conference, 12th Episcopal District, AME Church

                     Deacon, Central Arkansas Conference, 12th Episcopal District, AME Church

Licensed to Preach: Ward Chapel AME Church, Pine Bluff, Arkansas



Pastor:  Union AME Church, Little Rock, Arkansas

Pastor:  Curry Chapel AME Church, Strong, Arkansas

Pastor:  Shiloh Circuit, Bethel and Shiloh AME Churches, Chidester, Arkansas

Past Employment:  Arkansas Power and Light Company, 16 yrs.

Owner:  Safety 1st Alarm Company, 20 Yrs.



Married to: Debra Sims

3 Children: Dedrick,  Jomaal, and  NaCosha  Sims

3 Grandchildren:  Dylan, Jomaal Jr., Jaylon