Brian and Candice Simmons have been described as true pioneers in ministry. As a spiritual father and mother, their teaching and spiritual gifts have opened doors in many nations to take the message of authentic awakening and revival to many. For the last 40 years they have labored together to present Christ in His fullness wherever God sends them.
After a dramatic conversion to Christ in 1971 Brian answered the call of God to leave everything behind and become a missionary to the tribes. Taking his wife and three children to the jungle of Central America they pioneered church plants for many years with the Kuna people group. While serving as missionaries, Dr. Simmons planted churches and established leadership for the churches that Jesus birthed. As a linguist, Brian also was the co-translator for the Kuna New Testament.
While Brian was in the missionary harvest fields God swept through their village with mighty power. That revival gave Brian fresh understanding of God’s prophetic purposes for the last days awakening among the nations. After their ministry in the tribes Brian and Candice returned to North America. Brian began to preach with power and authority for the coming days of glory that will usher in the return of Christ.
Brian and Candice have birthed numerous ministries, including a dynamic church, Gateway Christian Fellowship in West Haven, Connecticut. They also established Stairway Ministries under which they travel full-time. They are known as loving and compassionate servants that bless the local church and the regions they are sent to. He serves as U.S. Director. H.I.M. that oversees nearly 20,000 churches worldwide. Known as dynamic and anointed speakers they now travel the nations releasing this message of end time awakening.
Brian is the author of numerous books that reveal depths of insight that the Holy Spirit has released for the last days. His best-selling book, The Journey of the Bride, has been translated into Korean and French. Other titles Brian has written include: Prayer Partners with Jesus, The Dreamer, The Stairway, The Prophet of Zion, Moses the Deliverer, and The Image-Maker. He is also is committed to finishing the translation of the entire Bible into a new dynamic-equivalent version called, The Passion Translation. See www.passiontranslation.com for more info.
Brian and Candice have been married for 42 years and have three children and six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Their passion is to be loving examples of a spiritual father and mother to this generation.