The Honorable Bishop Charles A. Sims
"Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark:16:15)
"In my opinion, every individual deserves to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ at least once." (Bishop Charles A. Sims)
"For the gospel of Christ, is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes...."(Romans 1:16)
After Bishop Sims graduated from High School, he moved to Indianapolis, in 1961, and became a member of Grace Apostolic Church.
As a son in the gospel of Bishop Morris Ellis Golder, the founder and long-time pastor of Grace Apostolic Church, Bishop Sims gained a love for the Word of God.
He served as the youth Chairman for approximately 10 years.
In around 1971 he also started the Cassette Ministry at Grace Church. He served for several years as a Sunday School teacher in the Teen's Department and was that department's Superintendent. He also was an active member and an officer in the Church Brotherhood. He also served for several years as a member of the Church Choir. During that same period, he was a faithful member of the Indianapolis Pentecostal Mass Choir.
He became the founder of Calvary Pentecostal Church of Columbus, Indiana in 1975.
The mission of Calvary Church is to reach the lost, both near (locally), and far (abroad), with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Sims along with his wife, Dr. Jane Sims, have dedicated themselves to the ministry of the Word of God, locally, throughout the state of Indiana, the country, or wherever the Lord takes them throughout the world, as well as by helping to support missions around the world.
Bishop Sims served on the Board of Directors of the International Missions Department of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., from 1986 -2002. As a member of that Board, in addition to serving as its Chairman from 1997-2002, he has also served as Assistant Secretary, Secretary, and Vice Chairman.
He has also travelled to several countries preaching, teaching, and showing support to ministers and ministries while there. As such he has been in the following countries, France, England, Italy (2 times), Germany, Brazil, South America, South Africa, Philippines Islands (5 times), Nigeria, West Africa (8 times), Liberia, West Africa, and Cameroon, Africa.
He served on the PAW Judiciary Committee from 2004 -2010.
Bishop Charles Sims has a passion for Christ-centered preaching, teaching and for leadership training and development for the cause of Christ, and for the betterment of humanity.
One of Bishop Sims' favoritescriptures:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Phil. 413
Calvary Pentecostal Church’s ministry:
38 years ago we initiated an outreach ministry at Atterbury Job Corps, located about 15 miles outside of Columbus; we as a church have ministered on the Center, but mainly have transported over the years hundreds of young people to the church for services, on Sunday as well as through the week. The church also serves them a free meal, with hands of love and hearts of grace, a good home cooked hot meal after service each Sunday. Hundreds have been baptized in Jesus name through that ministry, and a multitude of them have received the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
We have provided Ministry also on the Atterbury Military Base for military soldiers who were being trained and shipped out to Iraq, and Afghanistan for active duty. Equally important many of the soldiers, as well as top brass, have come to our church to be ministered to.
We also have a Jail ministry at the local County jail.
We are also involved heavily in community activity, and serving on numbers boards, and or committees and foundations for the youth, and the citizenry.