Simpson to Serve as NPUC VP for Hispanic Ministries

Peter Simpson will be joining the North Pacific Union team early this summer as vice president for Hispanic ministries and ministerial director.

Simpson is coming to the Pacific Northwest from Ohio Conference where he served as multilingual ministries coordinator as well as church planting and evangelism director for 10 years.

“Through ministry, I love to touch people's hearts with a Christ-centered message, as well as to prepare and equip the church members to share their faith with others to welcome as many as possible in God's kingdom,” Simpson said.

His 33 years of ministry experience includes multiple capacities in different countries as district pastor, professor and department leader at a seminary and at conference and union levels. He also served as a conference president for Atlantic Honduras Conference and South Central Conference of Costa Rica.

Notably, at the beginning of his career in 1990, Simpson served as a district pastor to 26 congregations among indigenous people in the remotest areas of Nicaragua. His seven years in missional pastoral service resulted in thousands of baptisms.

Simpson has a previous connection with the Pacific Northwest. When Jere Patzer, former NPUC president, led the Guatemala for Christ campaign where 500 people were baptized in 2000, Simpson pastored the largest church in Guatemala Central Conference.

Simpson credits his passion for mission and his clear vision for evangelism to his Cuban missionary parents who served God in Managua, Nicaragua. The whole family considers themselves to be missionaries.

Simpson and his wife, Carolina, enjoy sharing in the joy of service to God and His church. The family has two adult sons: one is a financial administrator for Ohio Conference and the other founded Stereo Adventista International, with four local radio production studios in Ohio and thousands of worldwide listeners.

Carolina will also be joining the NPUC team as a part-time administrative assistant for Hispanic ministries.

“We feel God has led us to the Pacific Northwest and are curious to discover and enjoy the many blessings He has stored for us all as we work together,” Simpson said.

Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree in theology, a master’s degree in missiology and a doctoral degree in pastoral ministry. He is a frequent presenter for camp meetings, evangelistic series and ministry training sessions.

“Peter's extensive experience in ministry, church planting, small groups, church revitalization and evangelism will provide invaluable support and encouragement to our administrative and pastoral teams in the Pacific Northwest,” said John Freedman, NPUC president. “We warmly welcome both Peter and Carolina to our ministry team and pray for God's blessings as they transition to this new ministry territory. I am confident you will find their presence enriching and inspiring as you get to know them better.”


Peter and Carolina Simpson are coming from Ohio Conference to join in the mission to Reach One More in the Pacific Northwest. Peter will be serving as NPUC vice president for Hispanic ministries and ministerial director and Carolina will be serving as a part-time administrative assistant for Hispanic ministries.

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