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Robert Daniel Simmons

Robert Daniel Simmons, American clergyman, machinist. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1953. Recipient Clergyman of Year award West Virginia Kiwanis, 1983-1984, State Minister of Year award West Virginia Soil Conservation Committee, 1978, Safety award National Foundation for Highway Safety, 1968.

Background

  • Simmons, Robert Daniel was born on December 21, 1921 in Strasburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Marion Harvey and Winifred Rebecca (Baker) Simmons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hampden Sydney College, 1950. Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1953. Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1957.

    Career

    • Slasher operator American Viscose Corporation, Front Royal, Virginia, 1940-1941. Clergyman Warm Springs (Virginia) Presbyterian Church, 1953-1962, Neshanic (New Jersey) Reformed Church, 1956-1957, Manokin Presbyterian Church, Princess Anne, Maryland, 1962-1967, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Waverly, West Virginia, 1976-1991, St. Marys (West Virginia) Presbyterian Church, 1967-1991, Hughes River Presbyterian Church, Cairo, since 1995. Moderator Parkersburg Presbytery, West Virginia, 1974.

      Commissioner Presbyterian General Assembly, 1962, 74, 82. Stated supply pastor Hughes River Presbyterian Church, Cairo, West Virginia, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1953.

    Works

    • A Lasting Promise: The Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage
    • The revised edition of the bestselling Christian guide to a happy marriage For more than fifteen years, Scott Stanley's A Lasting Promise has offered solutions to common problems facing conflicts, problem solving, improving communication, and dealing with core issues within a Christian framework.
    • Author: The Christian Marriage, 1962, Blueprint for Living, 1994, Prayers for Daily Need, 1996.

    Membership

    Charter member, vice president Pleasants County Commission on Aging, St. Marys, 1974-1991. Donor American Red Cross, 1968-1991. With United States Navy, 1946-1947.

    Member West Virginia Ministerial Association (president Pleasants County 1970-1991), Greater Marietta Ministerial Association, West Virginia History Society (president Pleasants County 1973-1991), Masons (Worshipful master 1958-1959, 50 Year Member award 1995).

    Personality

    Interests

    Freelance photo journalist, home theological library.

    Connections

    • Married Lois Marie French, December 28, 1955. Children: Andrew Kirk, Mary Esther Simmons Lauderman, Rebecca Alice Simmons DeBolt.
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    Born December 21, 1921
    • 1950
      Hampden Sydney College
    • 1953
      Union Theological Seminary
    • 1957
      Princeton Theological Seminary
    • 1940 - 1941
      Slasher operator American Viscose Corporation
      Front Royal, Virginia, United States
    • 1953 - 1962
      clergyman Warm Springs (Virginia) Presbyterian Church
    • 1956 - 1957
      clergyman Warm Springs (Virginia) Presbyterian Church
    • 1962 - 1967
      clergyman Warm Springs (Virginia) Presbyterian Church
      Princess Anne, Maryland, United States
    • 1967 - 1991
      clergyman Warm Springs (Virginia) Presbyterian Church
    • 1976 - 1991
      clergyman Warm Springs (Virginia) Presbyterian Church
      Waverly, Gauteng, South Africa
    • 1995
      clergyman Warm Springs (Virginia) Presbyterian Church
      Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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