About Dexter

My name is Dexter Simpson.  I live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my wife of fourteen years, Emily, and our four children, Olivia, Jack, Henry, & Elliot.

I have a doctorate degree and over eighteen years of ministry experience serving as a youth minister, a hospital chaplain, and a senior pastor (but not all at the same time).  Currently I am the pastor at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Covington, Kentucky.

Something that not everyone knows about me is I’m a mountain climber, in spirit.  I love climbing those giant hills that get in my way.  I enjoy scaling great heights to get a new perspective, to see my world differently.  There is no satisfaction believing that I have it all figured out.  I’m not a real mountain climber but I do know what it is like to challenge myself to catch a different vision.  Perhaps this is what the Apostle Paul means in 1 Corinthians 13:2 as he writes, “If I have the gift of preaching and can understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a great faith so that I can move mountains, but don’t have love, I am nothing.”  Next to his phrase describing an understanding of all mysteries and all knowledge he adds the words “move mountains”.  The best way I know how to move a mountain is to go over it.  The only way I can move one is by changing my relation to it.

I can remove a mountain by standing on top of it.  It, then, is no longer a mountain but my ground.  Those giant obstacles that keep me from understanding all mysteries can be climbed by my love for God.  It is through love that I can push myself to ascend ever higher, one step at a time.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Maleah on February 10, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Hmmmm…what lovely wings & crown you have Dexter! Good luck with your new blog. I’ll do my best to check in when I get a chance!


  2. Yes…and about those mountains? “I can do all things in God who strengthens me”!


  3. Thank you for sharing, and God bless you.


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