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Henry L. Simmons

Henry L. Simmons, American librarian. Recipient Martin Luther King Junior Leadership award, Plant City, Florida Improvement League, 2000. Member National Urban League, Plant City, 2000—2009; Member of American Library Association.


  • Simmons, Henry L. was born on December 10, 1950 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Johnnie Lee and Mary Jane Simmons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. Leo University, Florida, 1984. Master of Divinity, Morehouse School Religion, 1988.


    • Pastor Mount Moriah M B. Church, Plant City, Florida, since 1991. Library supervisor Lakeland Public Library., since 1990. Chairman advisory council West Area Adult School, Lakeland, 1992—1998.

      Sergeant United States Army, 1980-1984, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


    The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.


    Christian faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Christians should promote healthy marriages, raising loving children, and in getting along with everyone around them—including their enemies.


    Member National Urban League, Plant City, 2000—2009. Member of American Library Association.



    Fishing, bowling, travel.


    • Married Carolyn S. Henderson, December 23, 1980. Children: Henry Lee, Kimberly Rebecca.
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    Born December 10, 1950
    (age 66)
    • 1984
      St. Leo University
    • 1988
      Morehouse School Religion
    • 1990
      library supervisor Lakeland Public Library
    • 1991
      Pastor Mount Moriah M B. Church
      Plant City, Florida, United States