Deeper Life Church Ministries, 900 Eleventh Street in Goldsboro, will host a retirement banquet for their overseer and founder, Apostle Norbert E. Simmons. Themed “Honoring A Legend,” this semi-formal event will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022, 6 p.m. at the Maxwell Center, 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro. The cost of the banquet ticket is $25.
You may call the church office at (919) 736-8232, Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., to purchase tickets or via Cash App at $dlcm1. If using Cash App, please indicate if you are buying tickets or making a personal donation to Apostle Simmons in the note section . The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, February 6, 2022. Tickets will not be sold at the Maxwell Center.
“We are looking forward to this event to honor our Apostle and leader,” stated Dr. Aaron McNair, II, Senior Pastor, DLCM. “It is long overdue. The pandemic has caused us to change many things, including the time to give Apostle Norbert E. Simmons a well-deserved recognition of his contributions, not only to Deeper Life Church Ministries; but to our community, the state of North Carolina…and I dare to say to acknowledge the impact Apostle Simmons has made globally.”
Apostle Aaron McNair, Sr., Senior Pastor, Mount Moriah Community Church, Farmville, NC, is the keynote speaker. The singing group, Tru’Prayze, Smithfield, NC, will provide entertainment. Youmans Photography has been commissioned to do two art portraits of Apostle Simmons and Lady Gwen. The portraits will be on display at the banquet.
On February, 16, 2020, Apostle Norbert Simmons passed the sword that hung on the wall in his church office to the current Senior Pastor, Dr. Aaron McNair, II with these words, “ Don’t be afraid to rebuke, be unselfish in your leadership, don’t be selfish with your love…love the people and they will love you back…Wow, this is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, but I feel good about it because I know it’s going to be in good hands. I release my duties as Senior Pastor of Deeper Life Church Ministries into the hands of you, my son, Pastor Aaron McNair, Jr. and to you, Lady McNair….First Lady and I release our responsibilities into your hands.”
In a past interview, Lady Gwen Simmons stated, “Apostle Simmons’ retirement has meant that we will have more time together. I’m really going to enjoy my time with him just to do whatever we decide to do. However, I am certain that while he has retired as senior pastor, he has not retired from ministry.”
For additional on DLCM or our City Impact initiatives contact the DLCM church office at 919-736-8232. You may also email the church at [email protected].