Simmons to lead ‘Women in Ministry Fellowship’

2014-03-14T03:00:00Z Simmons to lead ‘Women in Ministry Fellowship’T&D Staff Report The Times and Democrat
March 14, 2014 3:00 am  • 

A former instructor of mass communication at Claflin University will lead the “Women in Ministry Fellowship” March 21-22 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston.

Charleston native the Rev. Arlecia D. Simmons, Ph.D., M.Div., of Look ‘n Live Ministries will convene the program which licensed/ordained ministers, evangelists, teachers and lay woman discerning their call to ministry are invited to attend.

Simmons earned a doctorate at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa and is a graduate of Winthrop University and the University of South Carolina. While completing her doctoral work on the life and work of a female religious broadcaster, she enrolled in the Divinity School at Duke University. She was licensed and ordained at First Calvary Baptist Church in Durham, N.C. In preparation for pastoral ministry, Simmons completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the Durham Veteran’s Administration Hospital. She is the author of “The One,” a one-woman show that deals with the rise of HIV/AIDS among black women.

Speakers for the Women in Ministry Fellowship will be Pastor Cheryl Moore Adamson, M.Div., founding pastor of Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church in Conway and the Rev. Shaquisha “Kiki” Barnes, M.Div., a hospice and acute care chaplain and associate minister at Union Baptist Church in Durham, N.C. Psalmist Keisha Kennedy-Merritt of Lancaster, will minister in music.

The registration fee is $50. To register, call 803-347-5676 or email

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