Pastor T.L. Simpson
New Jerusalem Community Church of Sierra Vista
Rev. Tommy L. Simpson is the youngest son of Deacon Robert Simpson Sr (deceased) and Florine Fleming Simpson, both natives of Mississippi. He was born February 17, in Bolivar County, Mississippi. He has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Rev. Simpson started his ministry at the young age of 17 under the pastorate of Elder (Dr) Harvey Jackson (his Father in the Ministry) in Mound Bayou, Mississippi in 1979 at the Lampton Street Church of Christ. He has received extensive ministerial training from great teachers of God's Word like Reverend Wayne Anderson of the City of Refuge Christian Church in Aiea, Hawaii; Rev. (Dr) Maxwell of the Independence Chapel in Massachusetts and Chaplain Onerray Neal of Fort Hood, Texas. Pastor Simpson spent 22 years of military service in the United States Army as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) performing duties as a Military Intelligence Officer and serving in ministry under various military chaplains in a Non-Denominational capacity, but retaining his association with his ministerial upbringing in both the Baptist and Church of Christ faiths.
Throughout his career, he has served as Secretary of the Minister’s with the Southern Arizona Missionary Baptist District Association, Interim Pastor of Revelation Baptist Church of Tucson, Arizona, President of Ministers in Action, Minister of Christian Education, Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship, Minister of Outreach, Youth Minister, and Sunday School Teacher. He was licensed in 1994 through the St. Paul Missionary Baptist church in Sierra Vista, Arizona and ordained in 1997 through Friendship Missionary Baptist church in Tucson, Arizona.
He served as the Senior Pastor of the Kino Gospel Protestant Church service, Fort Huachuca, Arizona and guest minister of the Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church for many years until God called him to start a new ministry.
In 2004, he was led by the Holy Spirit to accept the mentoring of Bishop Nathaniel Holcomb of the Christian House of Prayer (CHOP) and the Cathedral of Central Texas located in Killeen and Copperas Cove, Texas. He is a faithful Covenant Connection International partner in this awesome organization. Embarking upon a destiny inspired by the Almighty God, pastor accepted the move to open the doors of the New Jerusalem Community Church (NJCC) in Sierra Vista, AZ where he currently serves as the Senior Pastor.
Rev. Simpson is married to his "good thing" 1st Lady (Reverend) Rae E. Simpson, a native of Chicago, Illinois and together they are blessed with two lovely daughters, Keana Elise and Ciarra Adrianna. Together, they endeavor to follow after God’s heart and to love as God loves, to see as God sees, and to live as God would want man to live.