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. He became involved in Outreach Ministry on campus. God began dealing with him at the age of 20 regarding the call to the ministry.
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 receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Alcorn State University in 1983, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Belhaven University in 2002, and a Master’s Degree in Theology from New Life Fellowship School of Ministry in 2016.
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; Simone and Skylar. Their daughter Minister Gloria Warren is married to Elder Bryson Warren. They reside in Sandusky, OH. They are the parents of 3 handsome sons: Amari, Malachi (who transitioned early), Nathan, and a beautiful daughter named Eva. Caleb is married to Aysia Nicole Collier. The reside in Canton, MS.
He served faithfully as Financial Chairman, Church Administrator, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Lead Guitarist for 22 years at The Ark of Safety Ministry under the pastorate of the late Elect Lady Gloria L. Woodard.
He accepted his call to the ministry in 2008. In June 2010 Pastor Simon Collier and his wife founded Living Water Ministry in their home. The church was built in 2018 and is located at 1765 Highway 22, Canton, MS. He is a Man of God, a teacher of the Word, he is full of the Word and the Wisdom of God. He is the Pastor of Living Water Ministry.
Pastor Collier currently works full-time as a local Banker and is a member of the Canton Lion’s Club and the 100 Black Men of Canton. He is a former Board Member of Our Daily Bread Ministry in Canton and currently does volunteer work with local charities. He enjoys playing the lead and bass guitars, landscaping, gardening, playing golf, chess, and he's an avid hunter in his spare time.