Bishop Names Sims to AWF Cabinet

April 09, 2013

(Montgomery, AL) - Bishop Paul L. Leeland announces that Dr. Robbins Sims has been appointed as the District Superintendent of the Montgomery-Opelika District of the Alabama-West Florida (AWF) Conference, effective July 1, 2013.

Currently serving as the senior pastor of Eufaula First United Methodist Church of Eufaula, Alabama, Sims was ordained as an elder in the AWF Conference in 1996. Sims’ previous appointments in the conference include senior pastor at Whitfield Memorial United Methodist Church of Montgomery, pastor at Grace United Methodist Church of Auburn, pastor at Livingston United Methodist Church and associate at Fairhope United Methodist Church.

“We are pleased to announce Robbins to our conference cabinet. He has effectively served his previous appointments across the conference and will be a valuable asset to our cabinet and the Montgomery-Opelika District,” Leeland stated.

Sims is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Troy University and also studied at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He and his wife, Nell, have been married for 36 years and have two children, Will and Anna.

Rev. Ron Ball, current Montgomery-Opelika District Superintendent, announced his retirement effective July 1, 2013. “Ron has done a wonderful job in the Montgomery-Opelika District and throughout the AWF conference. I know you will join me in thanking him and praising God for his many years of service and ministry to us. We joyfully anticipate his continued service to our conference as he assumes the position as Director of the Academy for Congregational Excellence,” said Leeland.

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