Pastor Simon Collier

Pastor Simon Collier was born and reared in Yazoo City, MS.  He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Collier. He joined church an early age and his mother made sure that he went to Sunday School every Sunday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Yazoo City in the early 1970’s. He got saved and Holy Ghost filled on the campus of Alcorn State University in 1981.  God began dealing with him at the age of 20 regarding the call to the ministry.  He became involved in Outreach Ministry on campus.


While at Alcorn State University, he played football during his Freshman year and baseball during his Sophomore year. He was also an Honor student. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Alcorn State University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Belhaven University, and a Master’s Degree in Theology from New Life Fellowship School of Ministry.


Pastor Collier took his first job after graduating from Alcorn State University with Baddour Inc./Fred’s Discount Stores as a Manager Trainee and was promoted to Store Manager before leaving the Company to work in the Insurance and Finance industry.


In 1983 after graduation, he was invited to visit the United Believers Teaching Center which later became known as the Ark of Safety Ministry by a fellow Alcornite where he became a member under the pastorate of the late Elect Lady Gloria L. Woodard. He served faithfully as Financial Chairman, Church Administrator, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Lead Guitarist,for 22 years.


Pastor Simon is the husband of Co-Pastor Cheryl Collier. They got married June 14, 1986.  They reside in the city of Canton, MS. As a result of that union, God blessed them with 3 wonderful children. Deacon Simon Elliot Collier, II is married to Ella Latrice Collier who reside in Canton, MS. They are the parents of 2 beautiful daughters named Simone and Skylar. Their daughter Minister Gloria Warren is married to Minister Bryson Warren and they reside in Sandusky, OH. They are the parents of 3 handsome sons: Amari, Malachi (who transitioned early), Nathan, and one beautiful daughter named Eva. Their youngest son Caleb lives in Canton, MS.


From 2005-2009, he served as Financial Chairman, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Lead Guitarist for Pastor John M. Woodard, Jr. at the Ark of Safety Ministry.  In 2008, he accepted the call to the Ministry.


In January of 2009, Pastor Collier and his family went to assist another Ministry in Jackson, MS until May of 2010.  God began to deal him about establishing their own Ministry.


Pastor Collier currently works full-time as a local Banker and is a member of the Canton Lion’s Club. He is a former Board Member of Our Daily Bread Ministry in Canton and currently does volunteer work with local Charities. Pastor Collier enjoys hunting, gardening, and golfing in his spare time.  He is the Pastor of Living Water Ministry located at 1765 Hwy 22 in Canton, MS.  He is a Man of God, he is a Teacher of the Word, and he is full of the Word and the Wisdom of God.