Pastor Sims was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. After high school he went to St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the Apostolic Bible Institute. He has been in the ministry for 49 years and has pastored Maranatha Ministries for the last 28 years.
He has served as Assistant Pastor, Youth Pastor, District Youth Secretary and District Presbyter, as well as worked in Prison Ministry, Men's Ministry and numerous other ministries of the church.
Pastor Sims has also preached and ministered in 12 foreign missions fields.
Pastor and his wife have two children: Anthony and Angela, and five grandchildren: Austin, Andrew, Alex, Marissa, and Jakob Dylan.
Shelia Sims was born in Moro, Arkansas. She attended the Apostolic Bible Institute and there met her husband, Larry Sims. They were married in Little Rock, Arkansas in June of 1970.
Shelia and Pastor Sims have worked together in the ministry for 47 years. They worked with Rev. Dan Stirenman in the Minnesota District before moving to Pensacola, Florida, to assist Rev. Bob Glass. In 1977, they took their first church in Smithville, Tennessee and it was there that Shelia became involved in the Ladies' Ministry.
In 1989, Pastor and Shelia Sims moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, to take the pastorate of Maranatha Ministries. Shelia has continued her involvement in the Ladies' Ministry in the British Columbia District, and was elected Ladies' President in 2002.
Shelia is a retreat speaker, teacher, organizer, secretary/bookkeeper as well as a writer.