Benjamin Simmons, reverend-benjy-simmonswas born and raised in Georgetown, South Carolina. He is a graduate of USC – Coastal Carolina College (currently Coastal Carolina University) with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. He completed Graduate School at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, earning a Master of Divinity.

He began preaching at the young age of 16. He has served at Lakewood Baptist Church and pastored at Nesmith Baptist Church, Johnson Chapel Baptist Church, Fork Hill Baptist Church and Glenns Bay Baptist Church. He was ordained into the ministry in cooperation with Highland Park Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas and Nesmith Baptist Church, Nesmith, South Carolina.

The pastor and his wife have three children.