Pastor Brian Simmons
Saturday, June 22nd @ 6pm
Sunday, June 23rd @ 11am
Brian and Candice Simmons have been described as pioneers, prophets, and pastors. As a spiritual father and mother, their teaching and prophetic gifts have opened doors in many nations to take the message of authentic awakening and revival to many. For the last 40 years they have labored to present Christ in His fullness wherever God sends them.
After a dramatic conversion to Christ in 1971 Brian answered the call of God to leave everything behind and become a missionary to the tribes. Taking his wife and three children to the jungle of Central America they pioneered church plants for many years with the Kuna people group. While serving as missionaries, Dr. Simmons planted churches and established leadership for the churches that Jesus birthed. As a linguist, Brian also was the co-translator for the Kuna New Testament.
While Brian was in the missionary harvest fields God swept through their village with mighty power. That revival gave Brian fresh understanding of God’s prophetic purposes for the last days awakening among the nations. After their ministry in the tribes Brian and Candice returned to North America. Brian began to preach with power and authority for the coming days of glory that will usher in the return of Christ.
Basing their ministry in New England, Brian and Candice started Gateway Christian Fellowship, an apostolic church and training center in West Haven Connecticut. After serving as Sr. Pastor for 18 years, Brian released Gateway into the capable hands of his son-in-law and daughter, Pastors Todd and Joy Skeirik. Gateway church continues to prosper and multiply with night and day prayer + supernatural signs and wonders.
Brian is also the founder and director of Apostolic Resource Center (ARC) based in New England, and they have established Stairway Ministries under which they travel full-time. Having completed his doctoral studies with C. Peter Wagner (WLI) Brian has been commissioned as an apostle to the nations and carries a distinct authority and love for all people. He also is a frequent instructor for Wagner Leadership Institute on prophetic and apostolic topics for the emerging church. He serves as a part of the Apostolic Team of Harvest International Ministries that oversees thousands of churches worldwide.
Brian is the author of numerous books that reveal depths of insight that the Holy Spirit has released for the last days. His best-selling book, The Journey of the Bride, has been translated into Korean and French. Other titles Brian has written include: Prayer Partners with Jesus, The Dreamer, The Stairway, The Prophet of Zion, Moses the Deliverer, and The Image-Maker. He is also is committed to finishing the translation of the entire Bible into a new dynamic-equivalent version called, The Passion Translation. See www.passiontranslation.com for more info.
Known as dynamic and anointed speakers they now travel the nations releasing this message of end time awakening. Signs and wonders accompany their apostolic ministry.
Brian and Candice have been married for 40 years and have three children and five grandchildren. Their passion is to be loving examples of a spiritual father and mother to this generation.