Daniel Simmons, Senior Pastor
Mount Zion Baptist Church – Albany, GA
Pastor Daniel Simmons serves as Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Albany, GA. He and the congregation of Mt. Zion demonstrate a commitment to making disciples for Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20) and to minister to the “Least of These” (Matthew 25:34-40).
Pastor Simmons is endeared to his calling to teach and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He delivers messages that are clear, concise and embraced by every generation and every race. He is a pillar of spiritual truth, a visionary leader, an activist, a partner, a supporter, and a friend to mankind.
Pastor Simmons began preaching in June 1984. He pastored the Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Dawson, GA and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shingler, GA prior to accepting the call of service at Mount Zion in 1991. Under his leadership, the Mount Zion congregation has made a tremendous impact on local, regional and national communities.
Pastor Simmons received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Albany State College (now Albany State University) in Albany, GA in 1977, his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA in 1985, and his Doctorate of Ministry from Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, AL in 1991.
Pastor Simmons’ work experience included 17 years as a Rehabilitation Counselor with the Georgia Department of Rehabilitation Services, and as a Community Development Specialist.
Pastor Simmons is involved with numerous ministerial organizations on local, state, and national levels.
Pastor Simmons stands firm in his belief of family being the foundation of society. A native of Cairo, GA, he is the son of Mrs. Pinkie Norwood Simmons and the late Reverend Perry Simmons, Sr. He hails as a third generation minister. Pastor Simmons is married to Diane Davis Simmons. He is the father of two children, and he has five grandchildren.