Simpson selected as revivalist by St. James

Jun. 21, 2013 @ 08:52 PM


St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 2005 Oxford Road, Henderson, will host a revival June 26-28, at 7 p.m. nightly.

The Rev. Dr. Lacy E. Simpson, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Clayton, will serve as revivalist. Music will be provided as follows: Thursday — the St. James Male Chorus; Thursday — the Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church Choir; and Friday — First Missionary Baptist Church of Clayton. All are invited to attend.

Simpson graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh with a bachelor of arts degree in 1989. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest in 1992 and his Doctorate of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, in 1998.

Possessing 27 years of pastoral experience as a national preacher and lecturer, Simpson is in his seventh year as senior pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Clayton. In addition, he has over 15 years of community development experience.

He was named North Carolina’s NAACP 2010 Minister of the Year for his display of passion for Civil Rights and for his work in reestablishing the link between the organization and the church.

He is the executive director of United Clayton Area Network for Youth and Families; the vice president of Johnston African-American Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance; and an adjunct professor with the Apex School of Theology in Durham and with Hood Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program in Salisbury.