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Rev. William Simmons - Assistant Pastor -

Reverend William Simmons  

Rev. Simmons is the Father of four children, William Jr., Lori, Damon, and Tiesa (Deceased) and the proud grandfather of three grandchildren. He is married to a beautiful woman of God, Reverend Gail Simmons for 17 years.

Reverend Simmons received his license to preach in October 2001, by Rev. William A. Greene Jr., Pastor of Second Baptist Church of Toms River, New Jersey. He was ordained in May 2010 by Rev. Raul Pena, Pastor of Jesus Harvest Time Ministries, Jackson,N.J.  Rev. William Simmons later joined the family of Sixth Street Baptist Church in 2012, and on August 24, 2014 Rev. Simmons was elevated by Pastor Robert C. Morris to become the Assistant Pastor to Sixth Street Baptist Church.

As the Assistant Pastor, Rev. Simmons is the director of Nursing Home ministries, Director of Sunday School. He is also the Vice President for the Lakewood Clergy Association and on the board of Ocean County Human Relation Commission. He is a former member of the Seacoast Layman Association as Assistant Recording Secretary, and Layman President to Shiloh Baptist Church under Rev. Gerald Schenck.

Rev. Simmons was awarded the Black Achievers Industry Award, representing the State of New Jersey, Pathmark Supermarket Corporation, Harlem YMCA, of New York. This award is given for outstanding Community service, leadership, humanitarian contribution and strong moral character.

Reverend Simmons attended Eastern Theological University and received a certificate in Christian Leadership. He is a graduate of Monmouth Bible Institute and received a Certificate at graduation. He later returned to teach for four years. Rev. Simmons received a certificate in Business, Psychology 1 and Accounting from Middlesex County College. He also attended Cornell University, receiving a certificate from New York College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and lastly he earned a certificate in Accounting, corporation set up, and Graphic from Hillsdale College of Detroit Michigan.

 Presently Rev.Simmons is employed by Great Adventure.

Minister Natalie R. Grace - Associate Minister - aol@nathunt4u


Minister Natalie R. Grace

Get yourself ready!


Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Jeremiah 1:17 NIV

 Minister Natalie R. Grace is the proud mother of two children, Dezmund and Dezeree, and the proud wife of Mr. Michael D. Grace. She values family and honors her father and mother for her spiritual upbringing.  

 Minister Grace’s journey began at Friendship Baptist Church in Rahway, NJ where Rev. Allen Thompson is Pastor, where she was a member for 33yrs.  It was Pastor Thompson who saw something in her that she didn’t.  She served on the Usher Board for many years.  In 1999 she moved her membership to Macedonia Baptist Church in Neptune, NJ where the dynamic Rev. Tommy D. Miles is Pastor.  Under his leadership, she served as a Deaconess for ten years, of which the last two she served as Chairwoman. She was also overseer of Baptism and the baptismal class instructor.  She launched the “Church Etiquette Ministry” and was an instructor for the New Members class.  In Jan. 2012, Minister Grace was called to the ministry and God sent her to Sixth Street Baptist Church, in Lakewood, NJ where a true and sincere man of God Rev. Robert C. Morris, is Pastor. She considers herself blessed to be serving under such a leader.

Minister Natalie R. Grace has been a Nurse’s Aide for 25yrs. with Excellent Care Nurse’s Registry and is a Certified Substitute Teacher for the Jackson Board of Education. She has served as a coach for the New Jersey Orators, Lakewood Chapter and has an Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business.  She holds a Certificate of Completion in Accounting and Bookkeeping and has earned two years worth of credits towards her BA in Social Science at Thomas Edison University.  Minister Grace has completed four years of study and is a graduate of the Monmouth Bible Institute class of 2016 in Farmingdale, NJ. In which she graduated with high honors as class valedictorian.




Minister Carl Burnell Smith Jr. - Associate Minister -


Minister Carl B. Smith

November 16, 2014, Minister Carl B. Smith was granted The Certificate of License, to Preach The Gospel at Sixth Street Baptist Church, Lakewood New Jersey, under the guidance of Senior Pastor Robert C Morris.

Min. Carl is a graduate of Jesus Harvest Times Ministries, with a BA in Theology. He is presently attending New Brunswick Theological Seminary at Rutgers University, in the Theology Certificate Program, and Expository Preaching. He has also attended Wichita State University, Pittsburg State University, and Tarkio College, in Tarkio Missouri, where he studied Business Administration.

He has a “Certificate of Participation” from “The Food Bank Of Monmouth and Ocean County” agency food Safety Training, and is one of the founders of SSBC Food Pantry, “Garden Of Praise,” a growing ministry, feeding families in the Lakewood community, and surrounding townships.

He is the Vice President of the Youth Ministry at Sixth Street Baptist Church, giving spiritual guidance to the Teens through church field trips, functions, and Free Style Friday, a new program put in place every third Friday of each month, which gives teen the opportunity to speak freely on the issues they are facing in our society and schools, without the presence of adults around.

Min. Carl has owned a Cleaning Franchise since 2002, called “Coverall Health Based Cleaning, until 2013. He presently Owns “Burney BINS” cleaning, a commercial cleaning company. He also oversees the cleaning ministry at SSBC, which consist of three different cleaning teams. And also oversees the Transportation ministry. Minister Carl, a student to the “WORD OF GOD,” a Servant to his Church and Pastor’s, a husband and father, and known to be Jovial, personable, and caring.

Minister Carl B. Smith was born in the Bible belt Midwest State of Wichita Kansas where the lifestyle is built around the Church. Minister Carl attended the “Greater Saint Mary’s Baptist Church, where he participated in many youth programs, and in the youth choirs. He later moved his family to Brick, New Jersey in 1996. Min. Carl has been married to his lovely wife, Vanessa D Smith, for 21 years. They have two sons together, Jesse and Jordan, whom both, as parents made an absolute dedication to teach, nourish, Love, and guide them, with both physical and spiritual abilities.



Minister Michele L. Oliver - Associate Minister -


Minister Michele L. Oliver

Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?

 Min. Michele L. Oliver serves as an associate Minister at Sixth Street Baptist Church in Lakewood, New Jersey, under the leadership of her Pastor Robert C. Morris. She is the mother of three children Erin with her son in law Darien whom has blessed her with 3 grandchildren, Jaden 12, Jasmine 10, & Jordan 4, a son Kendall whom is a Staff Sargent presently serving our country in the United States Air Force, and Dana whom presently attends School in Jackson, New Jersey. 

 Minister Oliver is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She is a born again spirit filled Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has a pure love of God. She 1st gave her life to the Lord Oct.1966 as a child, and was re-baptized in 1984 when she came to have a personal relationship with our Lord and savior. She is a graduate of Monmouth Bible Institute class of 2015 where she graduated with honors in the certificate program, and has since returned to M.B.I. in 2016 and now presently a graduate of the 2018 Associate's program in Ministerial studies. Minister Oliver while attending Monmouth Bible Institute was simultaneously attending Eastern Bible College where she has earned her Bachelors Degree in Theology. Presently, Minister Oliver is in the Masters Program with a graduation due date of January 2021. Min. Oliver aspires to receive her Doctoral degree in Theology by 2023.

 Minister Oliver has a passion to learn the word of God, and has a great love for Gods people. She praises God for using her and giving her the ability and confidence to rightly divide the word of truth,  and be of service to the people of God. Her beliefs are to lead by being the example God desires, and the example she leads by is the evidence and proof that Jesus still lives! T.G.B.T.G!




St.Clair McNealy - Minister (in Training) -

Minister In Training St.Clair McNealy

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)


 Deacon St.clair McNeely was born in Denmark, South Carolina. He attended the University of South Carolina in Allendale, SC., and also attended Midland Technical College in Columbia, SC.

 He is married to Jacqueline McNeely, and together they have five children and six grandchildren. Deacon McNeely was ordained and became an ordained deacon in 2003. 

 Deacon St.Claire McNealy having been led by the Lord,  accepted the call to Ministry at Sixth Street Baptist Church September 2017, under the Leadership of Pastor Robert C. Morris.

 Minister in Training McNealy has been a lifelong member of Sixth Street Baptist church for 17 years. Prior to His call to ministry, He served and acted in the capacity of an ordained Deacon for 14 years and additionally and presently teaches New Members/Discipleship classes.

 Minister in Training McNealy attended the Monmouth Bible Institute and graduated with honors in May of 2016. He is presently furthering his education, and has returned to Monmouth Bible Institute Associate program in Ministry.

 Minister McNealy is vey well verse in the word of God and lives what he teaches, His passion is to reach the masses, men of every birth and lead them to a life in Christ. His favorite Hymn is “Glory to His Name”



Elaine Gates - Minister (In Training) -

Deacon James Jackson - Vice- Chair Deacon Board

Deacon Ronald Rowley - Chairman of Deacon Board -

 Deacon Ron Rowley is a lifelong resident of Lakewood, New Jersey. I accepted Christ and was Baptized into the Christian Faith at the age of 8 by Sixth Street Baptist Church under the late Rev. George Crowley.

 I am a graduate of Lakewood High School, Princeton Computer Institute, and Ocean County College. I have over 20 years experience in the Information Technology field. I am currently employed at Frito-Lays as a Route Sales Representative.

 After many years of backsliding, the Lord came into my life and saved me in 2001. I have dedicated my life to Christ and have worked in various ministries withinin Sixth Street Baptist Church. I held the position of treasurer, as well as co-administrator, and steward for 10 years. I was later moved to the Chairman of Stewardship. After several years I was later moved to Chairman of the Deacon Board in which I am presently. 

 I am married to Judy Rowley, and we are proud parents of 6 children.

Deaconess Shirley Smalls - Chairwoman of Deaconess

Sis. Barbara Johnson - Chairperson of Stewards -

Sister Johnson “Ethel” moved to the Monmouth County area in 2000 and joined the Macedonia Baptist Church where she served on the New Members Ministry and the Sisters Always Ministry. In 2011 God led her to join the Sixth Street Baptist Church where she serves on the Steward Ministry, Christian Education Ministry, and lends her gift to the Voices of Praise. Sister Johnson loves people and she enjoys a good laugh. A favorite scripture of Sister Johnson is Psalm 49.

Juanita Jones - Steward

Sis. Juanita Jones hails from Brimingham AL., Born in the year 1941. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 12. Sis. Jones moved to New Jersey where she met and married the late Houston Olan Jones. From that union they where blessed to have three children. Sis. Jones worked for the New Jersey school system, first as an aide, then upon obtaining her degree she went on to teach in the field of special education. . Sis. Jones has a Masters Degree in special education. In 1985 Sis. Jones joined Sixth Street Baptist Church, where she has served on the floral ministry, gospel and senior choirs, missionary ministry, as well as chairperson of the Stewards ministry. Sis Juanitas' favorite scripture is Psalm 27.

Natasha Smalls-Ali - Steward

Charlene Jordan - Church Clerk