Dr. Brent Simpson has been in ministry since 1998 and Pastor Ada has served alongside him since their marriage in 2000. They have been the pastors of ARISE Church since 2010. In their roles, Dr. Brent serves as the primary visionary and futurist of the church, while Pastor Ada serves as the lead intercessor and oversees all ARISE prayer, healing, and deliverance ministries, as well as all women’s ministries. Together they have led ARISE to becoming one of Outreach Magazines 100 fastest growing churches in America. Their unique vision for people to experience the presence of God comes from each of their radical conversions that forever changed their lives. Their desire is that you would experience this same type of life changing encounter with God. You can watch their testimonies below.

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Over the years Dr. Brent has been a conference speaker, evangelist, church strategist, and apologist in more than 60 countries, has written two books, and recorded three Christian albums. Besides pastoring ARISE, he serves as an overseer (presbyter) for the Assemblies of God, hosts the Creating the Future podcast, and serves as a leadership consultant assisting churches that want health and revitalization, as well as businesses that seek to grow.

Dr. Brent is ordained in the Assemblies of God, has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Apologetics from Trinity Seminary, a Masters of Arts in Ministerial Leadership from Southeatern University, and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Liberty University. 

Dr. Brent and Pastor Ada have three children (Sydney, Ty, and Elijah) and two grandchildren (Brody and Emma) who bring them great joy. For fun they enjoy boating, fishing, and basically all activities in or around water.
For more information about Dr. Brent visit www.brentsimpson.com