Rev. Stanford Simon
Reverend Stanford Simon holds an Associates Degree in Theological Studies from the Barbados Baptist College, and he is an ordained Minister of Religion with over 15 years’ experience in preaching the Gospel.
He has served St. George’s Baptist Church as the Moderator of the Interim Committee from 2001 – 2005, then as pastor from 29th January 2009 to present. In his capacity as pastor, he presides over Sunday worship services, weekly bible study, baptisms, dedications, funerals and performs other pastoral duties like counselling couples, families and young people.
A contractor by trade, he has served as Managing Director of One Call Investments; a general construction service company he started in 1997 (formerly One Call Construction Limited).His expertise in this field has resulted in his appointment as Chairman of the Grenada Housing Authority from 2007 – 2010.
Rev. Simon also founded Christian Services Corporation (CSC) in 2002 as the non-profit arm of his construction company, One Call. CSC was established to bring Christians of various denominational backgrounds together for mission, education, worship and fellowship.
To fulfill his passion for nation-building, Rev. Simon has been involved in several programs with organizations of national interest.He hostsa weekly four-hour radio program launched almost twenty years ago, which covers a range of pertinent life issues. His voice is heard every morning on a few radio stations with a separate five-minute broadcast dubbed Motivational Moments. His audience has grown significantly; with thousands of listeners tuning in both locally and abroad.
Additionally, Rev. Simon’s aptitude for practical solutions has resulted in over 17 years of service to the Credit Union movement both locally and regionally, in the capacities of Chairman, Deputy Chair, Vice President, President, and Director. He has served as director of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions and is currently Deputy Chair of the Grenville Co-operative Credit Union. He also serves as Chairman of the Grenada Development Bank.
Rev. Simon is also the catalyst and main reason for the current existence of the Grenada Brain Bee Association, which has organized neuroscience competitions island wide and developed interest in neuroscience among secondary students nationwide. It has led to Grenada sending a representative to the International Brain Bee Competition for the past six years(local website: brainbeegrenada.com).
Although there is much more that could be said, Reverend Simon has dedicated, and continues to dedicate, his life to community development and empowering disadvantaged persons. He continues to receive many accolades for his work while he positively impacts the lives of individuals and the country at large.