Johnnie Simpson Jr. was born in Freeport IL, raised in Indianapolis IN, and moved to Texas to attend Prairie View A&M. While at PVAMU Pastor Simpson earned a Bachelor’s in Business Management, an MBA from University of Phoenix, and a Master’s in Divinity from Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology. Councilmember Simpson serves as the Senior Pastor of Faith UMC, Dickinson.
Councilmember Simpson serves on many area boards including M.I. Lewis Social Services, Galveston County Recovers, and Mainland Community Partnership. Councilmember Simpson is married to Lataya Ballard Simpson, also a pastor in the UMC, Pastor Johnnie and Lataya have 3 children, Johnnie Simpson III, Elle Bea Simpson, and Layla Grace Simpson.
Councilmember Simpson loves to serve the people, leave things better than he found them and hopes to do the same with Dickinson.