Introducing Camille Simmons


Camille Simmons, Music Teacher, Choral Director, Soloist, Pianist

A personal note: from Connie Miller, K1UMC Communications Director

Camille is my Aunt, I recently stayed with her in East Texas for a few months as her husband of 35 years, my uncle, passed away from a rare liver disease. Her singing talent reaches far and wide, as does her heart and spirit to share the Gospel. I promise you will love her 🙂 


Bachelor of Music Degree Voice Major, Piano Minor
Ouachita Baptist University 1969
Magna cum laude
Senior Ouachitonian Woman- First Recipient 1969

Master of Music Degree Vocal Performance
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1983

Doctor of Musical Arts Studies Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
1984-1985 Graduate Teaching Assistant Voice

Doctor of Musical Arts Studies
University of Michigan 1986-1987
Graduate Teaching Assistant Voice
Concerto Competition Finalist 1986

Master’s Level Studies
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1969-1970
University of North Texas 1971-1972

Employment History

  • Voice /Piano Teacher, Ovation Music Academy 2014-2016
  • Executive Director/Co- Founder, One by One Ministries September 2006-May 2014
  • Coordinator Ministry Missions, San Antonio Baptist Association November 1990- August 2006
  • Christian Women’s Job Corp Pilot Site;
  • Founded One by One Ministries*;
  • Pioneered Faith Community Disaster Preparedness in San Antonio, worked with Office of Emergency Management,

Volunteer Organizations

  • Active in Disaster, and FEMA; received San Antonio Housing Authority award for work in inner city housing communities.
  • High School/Middle School Choral Director, Oakland Christian School, Auburn Hills Michigan 1987-1988
  • North American Mission Board SBC* Missionary, 1991-2006
  • International Mission Board SBC Missionary, Japan 1978-1983

Music Ministry

  • Accompanist and Worship Leader, Ridgeway Baptist Mission, Nashville Arkansas 1963-1965
  • Minister of Music Parkhills Baptist Church, Arkadelphia Arkansas 1967-1969
  • Minister of Music Harlandale Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas 1995-1997
  • Interim Minister of Music Dellview Baptist Church San Antonio Texas 2001-2002
  • Worship Leader/Accompanist Candlewood Community Baptist Church 2002-2012

Worship Leader/Singer Woman’s Missionary Union State /National Annual Meetings

  • Tennessee 5 times
  • Texas 5 times
  • Alabama 2 times
  • Ridgecrest North Carolina 1988; Glorieta, New Mexico, 1992; San Antonio Texas 1988- National Events


Senior Ouachitonian Woman 1969

Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities 1969

  • Beall Award for Excellence in Community Ministries from the North American Mission Board SBC 2004
  • Creativity in Missions Development Award from the Baptist Foundation of Texas 2004
  • Camille was married forty-eight years to James M. Simmons, retired pastor and deceased April 12, 2018. They have two sons, Mark and Jim Simmons. Mark is pastor of Johntown
  • Missionary Baptist Church (JMBC), Bogata, Texas. Jim will graduate Colorado University, Boulder, Colorado with a doctorate in music composition December 2018
  • She currently serves as church pianist at JMBC. Until her husband’s health declined, she led the children’s choir, and served as leader for the high school girls discipleship small groups.
  • SBC* Southern Baptist Convention
  • One by One Ministries* trains volunteers from local churches to mentor expectant and new parents, giving them an effective support network for parenting, and giving infants the opportunity for their best start in life.
  • One by One is currently active in Memphis Tennessee and Dallas Texas.
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