OUR LEADER
HEADQUARTERS:
THE HOLY CHURCH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
IN THE APOSTLES DOCTRINE, INC.
701 South Edisto Avenue.
Columbia, South Carolina 29205
Phone: (803) 931-4659

           Bishop DeCarlous E Sims is Founder, Senior Pastor, General Overseer and
    Presiding Prelate of the General Assembly of The Holy Church In The Lord Jesus
    Christ In The Apostles' Doctrine headquartered in Columbia, SC. with branch
    churches in Charlotte, NC, Orangeburg, SC and Orlando, FL.  
           A native of Columbia, SC, he is the eldest son of Mr. Charles  and Mrs.
    Catherine Sims.  He was educated in the Richland County, SC public school
    system in Columbia, graduating from Dreher High School in 1987.  He obtained his
    post secondary education at the University of South Carolina at Columbia with a
    Bachelor of Arts in History/Religious Studies, 1995 and  a Master of Education in
    Community and Occupational Education, Adult Education, 1996. Currently he is
    pursuing a Juris Doctorate in Law Degree.  
           He received his spiritual and biblical education under the training and
    leadership of his pastor and mentor, the late Bishop Andrew C. Jackson, vice
    presiding Bishop of the Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, World-Wide,
    Inc (Atlas Road) Columbia, SC   for over 19 years. He served as the  first General
    Secretary of United Church of God of the Apostolic Faith under the leadership of
    the late Bishop Grady Cooks, headquartered in Johnston, SC where he
    developed it's organization structure and started it's Quarterly and 5th Sunday
    Fellowship services   He furthered his religious training under the tutelage of
    Bishop William L Bonner, pastor of the Refuge Temple Church of Harlem, NY
    and the Chief Apostle and Prelate of the Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the
    Apostolic Faith, Inc.  In 1993, Pastor Sims was consecrated to the office of Bishop
    by Bishop Earl Hall of the United Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic
    Faith, Denton, Maryland.
            In addition to his religious pursuits.  Bishop Sims is also the owner and broker
    in charge of Carolinas Priority Realty, a full service real estate firm in Charlotte, NC
    since 1999.   Before entering into the real estate business, Bishop Sims worked in
    public education at Central Carolina Christian Academy and  Richland School
    District One, Columbia, SC and Central Piedmont Community College and Charlotte-
    Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, NC.  Bishop Sims is also active in his
    community.  Bishop Sims’ motto in life is to “be the best and do the best you can for
    God, Self, Family and Mankind, always remembering whatever a man sows he will
    definitely reap.”  Bishop Sims is always thankful with immense gratitude for his early
    childhood training  and parenting given him by his paternal grandmother, Mother
    Narvis Sims, a church mother, missionary and great woman of God.  He praises the
    Lord Jesus Christ daily for giving him such a wonderful gift.  And although Mother
    Sims has fallen asleep awaiting her heavenly reward from the Lord Jesus Christ,
    her spirit is ever guiding and encouraging Bishop Sims and the Holy Church Family
    to keep on keeping on, the victory is already won.  He also gives the Lord Jesus
    Christ the highest praises for his Spiritual Mother, Mother Janie R. Jackson of the
    Bible Way Church of Atlas Road and her mid-wives, Mother Lottie Reese and the
    late Mother Josephine Anderson who assisted in his spiritual birth. To God Be The
    Glory!