Pastor Joey W. Simpson Sr. was born 1961 in Port Arthur, Texas and lived there until his family moved to Lima, Ohio in 1971. Pastor Simpson is a graduate of Lima Senior High School, Apollo Nursing School, and the Ohio Police Academy; and is a Veteran of the United States Army. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Doctor of Divinity Degree at Newburgh Theological Seminary.
Pastor Simpson has been the husband of First Lady Carla Simpson for 37 years and they have two children: Joey Simpson Jr. and Carlisha & Randall Leftwich Jr. (son-in-law). They are also the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren: Jada, Joey III, Jai'ana and JI'Aire Simpson, and Tenea, Randall III and Mckinsey Leftwich.
Pastor Simpson accepted the Lord in November of 1982, was appointed Deacon at Philippian Missionary Baptist Church of Lima, Ohio in December of 1995, preached his first sermon in May of 1998 and received his certificate of ordination in September of 2003. He was appointed pastor of Community Baptist Church in March of 2008 and became Pastor of Unity worship Center in August 2010