David Simmerman

Pastor David joined our staff in March 2014. He has served as youth pastor, associate pastor and connections pastor at churches across Tennessee and has more than 25 years of ministry experience. Pastor David is originally from Jonesborough, Tenn. He and his wife LeAnn have four children: Alex, Olivia, Joshua and Lucas.

What do you do to relax and find balance in your life?
I love relaxing on a ski slope but that only happens a few times per year, consistently I like dating my wife, playing with my four children, watching a football game, a good five mile run, or a long 30 mile bike ride.

In your recent reading, what insights or quotes have you found most meaningful?
Psalm 143:10 has spoken to my heart lately. It says, “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; let Your good spirit lead me on level ground.” God has blessed me with a large family and an incredible ministry to oversee. This Psalm has become my daily prayer for direction as I try to remain on “level ground” in midst of doing life.

What is your favorite thing about Leoma Baptist Church?
No question…it’s the people! Servant minded, ready for action, and lovers of Jesus!

What’s playing on your ipod/cd player?
Planetshakers, Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Life House, and Dave Crowder are some of my favorites

If given the choice, the one thing you would never taste again would be …
Black olives, coffee or steamed oysters

What is the most memorable quote you have heard or read recently?
“May the mission in the world be more important to us than maintenance in our churches.”

What makes you laugh?
My kids…all 4 of them…3 of them are elementary age …now you are laughing with me!

Are you a morning or night person?

What is your favorite movie?
I love war movies but “God’s Not Dead” gripped my heart and is probably my favorite movie right now. I also love “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy

What was your favorite book you read as a child?
”Green Eggs and Ham”

Desk: Messy or organized?
I’m OCD…what do you think…very organized!