Dr. Simpson was ordained a Deacon in 1995 and an Elder in 1998 and has served in theNorth Carolina Conference at the Gaston Charge in Northampton County from 1994 to 1998, Englewood UMC in Rocky Mount from 1998 – 2000, Bethel UMC from 2000-2004,FrontStreet in Burlington, Resurrection UMC in Durham. NC., Mt. Bethel in northern Durham and Efland UMC.
While serving in Burlington he attended The University of the South, Sewanee, TN and received the Doctor of Ministry studying the Eucharist, and how it forms our spirituality in the tradition of “the table” in the life of the Church.
Dr. Simpson has led beginning and advanced courses in Spiritual Formation at Duke Divinity School, Duke University for 10 years and assisted teaching classes Methodist History, Polity and Practical Discipleship at Duke Divinity School.
Dr. Simpson has served on the Conference Council on Finance and Administration and District Committee on Ministry, for many years, and considers himself an orthodox theologian who believes the Church is at its best around the divine table, celebrating the Eucharist. My vision abides in the apostolic community’s interpretation of the liturgy of the Church. He continues to be an active brother of the Order of Saint Luke and disciplines his life in the Benedictine life of prayer.
Robert’s family includes his wife Christy who teaches high school math and his son Alex, who is in college, studying engineering. He is an avid runner, plays golf and reads extensively.
He looks forward to a wonderful time in Red Oak.
The Rev. Dr. Robert Wesley Simpson, osl
Phone Number – 919-475-3149