Karen Sims holds a Master of Marriage and Family Counseling degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Karen has been involved with helping those in unplanned pregnancies for over 20 years. She has had experience serving as an Executive Director for 11 years here in Hattiesburg as well as in Meridian, MS. She has been married to Allen Sims, Music Minister at FBC, Purvis, for over 25 years. They have two beautiful adult children, Katie and Cody, experiencing their own life journey. Karen’s passion to serve those in unplanned pregnancies grew from her own infant adoption and her personal testimony as she struggled with some of the same decisions as those she serves.
Karen felt God calling her into pregnancy center ministries over 20 years ago when she started as a volunteer. She has been honored in her ministry journey to have served in Fort Worth, TX, and Jackson, MS, and helped to start and direct the centers in Meridian and Hattiesburg, MS.
Karen considers it a privilege to serve the Lord in this special area of ministry. Her first passion has always been providing counsel to those struggling with an unplanned pregnancy, but she enjoys her role as the Executive Director. Karen is amazed as to the growth and positive response from those in need of Hope Clinic, as well as, those who have come alongside in supporting this much needed ministry. It is Karen’s prayer that we all experience God’s mercy and grace, and ultimately to know our purpose in life is to bring Glory and Honor to His precious name.