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Pastor Dorothy L. Simmons

About Pastor Dorothy L. Simmons

Dorothy L Simmons, born and raised Dublin, GA is Senior Pastor of The House of Refuge Ministries International (THOR) of East Dublin, GA founded on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003. Pastor Simmons is the devoted wife of Jacquin T. (Larry) Simmons, an ordained elder. She is also the proud mother of 'miracle twins DeAngeliss LaJoye ( born November 12,1995) & Temperance LeTroy (born October 27,1995). The Simmons all appeared on the 700 Club in 1997 for this unprecedented birth.


Pastor Simmons is a seasoned minister of the Lord. Although Simmons accepted her call to pastor over 16 years ago, she has been teaching, preaching, & singing the gospel for 27 years. She was president and editor for SMC & HIS WILL Ministries for 7 years. She also received great experience as a dedicated Sunday School teacher, an Adult Bible Study teacher and a Praise & Worship leader. Pastor Simmons also received further training at C.L.S.T. (Christian Life School of Theology) of Columbus, GA.

Pastor Simmons is a profound woman of the Word, and her heart for the Father and His people is undeniably magnificent. When she breaks open the Bread of Life, lives are changed and souls are healed. Her ultimate desire is to see the Body of Christ walk in wholeness, in order to reach the lost while equipping them to become disciples of Christ. Pastor Dorothy L Simmons and The House of Refuge Ministries International are making its mark on this nation by Providing of Place of Safety and Ministering to the Total Man. Pastor Simmons is also the founder of Healthier Way of Living (an outreach ministry of the House of Refuge Ministries International) which promotes physical & spiritual healthy lifestyles with biblical principles. She is the published writer of the monthly articles called, "PD Devotionals" which are featured in the Dublin Courier Herald. Pastor Simmons also humbly holds the Chair office for the Dublin National Day of Prayer Task Force. She is an active board member of Hope in Darkness Global Foundation and Vice-Chair for ABC Women's Clinic. 


In 2015, Pastor Simmons was the first female to receive the Pastor of Excellence Award presented by the Black Festival Committee.  Pastor Simmons has also made guest appearances on TV57's Atlanta Live and has made spotlight appearances on TBN's Praise the Lord. In November 2009, both Pastor & Elder Simmons were licensed as international chaplains through Dr. Mynor Vargas' International Chaplain Federation of Rhode Island.  In 2017, Pastor Simmons was appointed as first female chaplain for the Dublin Police Department. 

One of Pastor Simmons' heart's desire is to see the glory of God manifested through miracles, signs, and wonders. She is a strong believer that believes "With God ALL things are possible!" (Matthew 19:26). 

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