Bishop Charles Sims


Bishop Charles Sims, Jr. was the second child of three children. He was born May 19, 1952 to Charlie and Tommie Lee Jefferson-Sims. He left this earthly life on May 26, 2018.

Bishop Charles Sims was pastor of St. Philip Lutheran Church in Gary, Indiana; Missouri Synod for 35 years. Bishop Charles received his bachelor’s degree from the legendary Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. He also attended the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Illinois.

 Bishop Charles is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Tommie Lee Jefferson-Sims, brother Cornelius Sims, and sister Emma Willis.

 He leaves to cherish his memory with his wife of 47 years Minister Wilma Sims, 13 children Charles (Cynthia) III, Jermaine (Tracy), Calvonzo Rowell from Columbus, Ohio., Taylor, Alexandra, Jamila, Yvonne, Latoya Pye of Indiana, Deryana (Brandon) of Rochester, New York, grandchildren Jazmin, Jamie, Alaysia, Michaela, Mariyah, Jermaine Jr., Michael, Braydon Meyer, Brielle, Aniyah Robinson, Dyshon Robinson, Sativa Rowell, Latesia Jung, Ka’Niyah Griffin, LaKayla Griffin, Mashay Griffin, and Don’asia Smith, also a host of other relatives and friends.

Bishop Charles will be sincerely missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, June 9, 2018, at New Hope Community Church 4034 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Our deepest sympathy are heartfelt understanding for you at this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

  2. I like to hold unto previous memories of our loss loved ones. Bishop Sims was a ball of excitement and didn’t let anything stop him from giving God the glory. He was not only a man of God, but a family man who put his family first as Home is our first ministry. He provided a living example of how a family should operate in the Lord, as the Sims family can always be seen together united. To the Sims Family, I know your hearts are hurting from the loss of your loved one, I send you love and peace from my the Nolen Family to yours. I encourage you to hold unto the precious memories of Bishop Sims and live on his legacy in the way he would want you to live and prosper in the Lord. No more suffering for our beloved Bishop Sims, as he has went home to be with his Lord and Savior.
    We will be praying for you, love the Nolen Family

  3. My prayers are with the family. Pastor Sims will be deeply missed from the prayer Line. Such a great man of faith. Never complain but believed God to the end. A true soldier and prayer warrior for God.

  4. Larry and Debbile Stewart

    We sat next to each other during dialysis. Charles really loved the word of God, and loved to study it. He loved the chronology of the Scriptures and we spent a lot of hours looking in to text of Scriptures that were difficult to understand. I loved his love of his God and I loved his willingness to give of him self for any in need. I also loved his love for all that were willing to understand the Scriptures, Many were the times that he would ride all night after giving a sermon or a study in a distant town, only to get back home in time for dialysis. I will miss those sweet period of fellowship with him. Our love and condolence to his Wilma and to all of his children and grandchildren.
    The Stewart Family

  5. To the Sims family, you have my condolences in your loss. God’s original purpose was for the human family to become many, to fill the earth, and to live forever upon it! God warned that death would enter into the world as a consequence for Adam’s disobedience (Genesis 2:16, 17; Romans 5:12). However, because of his undeserved loving kindness, he allowed his son Jesus to die to reverse the effects of sin. May you have faith in his promise of the resurrection of the dead (Acts 24:15).

  6. The Neil Family

    Bishop Sims will be missed, he was definitely a family man. He loved his sons and daughters, don’t forget his Lovely wife. He is suffering no more, rest easy in Gods arms.

  7. Josephine Sanders Patterson

    Josephine Sanders Patterson

    My dearest cousin Bishop Sims (Charles) your suffering is over and now you are in the hands of the Lord you served so faithful. Family stay strong and know you are in my prayers.

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