Reverend Dr. Randy Simmons has been the pastor at Holly Grove for over 20 years. He began his time as pastor in 1991. However, he attended Holly Grove as a young boy while his father served as lead pastor. He says he can't really remember a time when Holly Grove wasn't a part of his life.


Pastor Randy has been married to his wife, Cynthia, for over 30 years and they have two adult sons, Jesse and wife, Rebecca, and Julius and wife, Katarina. He also has three super cute grandchildren, Harper Grace, Anna Kate, and Levi. 

Pastor Randy has a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministries from Campbell University Divinity School.

Pastor Randy serves as the Moderator for the Freewill Holiness Conference. 

Pastor Randy Simmons
Pastor Randy and family

Rev. Dr. Randy Simmons

Top row: Jesse, Pastor Randy, Julius

Middle: Rebecca, First Lady Cynthia, Katarina

Bottom Row: Harper Grace, Anna Kate