Helping turn lives right side up by turning the world upside down.
Preach the Gospel to the world, take care of those unable to take care of themselves and train up believers to do the work of the ministry.
Scott is a 2006 Rhema Bible Training College graduate. Upon graduation he moved to Mississippi and spent three years as the youth minister for Family Worship Center in Gulfport, Mississippi. While in the youth minister position he was also an intern at Mississippi Gulf Coast Youth for Christ. For two years he was a Campus Life Coordinator and the Xtreme Skatepark Director. Scott is founder and co-director of Right Side Up Ministries. Scott is also a 2012 graduate of Rhema School of World Missions.
Dara is a 2011 Rhema Bible Training College graduate. For two years prior she served as an intern with Mississippi Gulf Coast Youth for Christ. While there she was a volunteer coordinator, administrative assistant, and Campus Life coordinator. She is also a 2006 graduate of Elmira College in Upstate New York with a bachelors degree in American Studies and Anthropology/Sociology. She is now co-director of Right Side Up Ministries.
Madeline and Emily
Madeline joined the team in February 2016. She came earlier than expected, but has since grown into a vital member of our team. She is the chief entertainer and comedian, always finding the joy in every aspect of life.
Emily joined us just 14 months later in April 2017. She brings a spunky little personality. Bringing happiness everywhere we go and a smile for every situation. She's excited about everything and loves all things new, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
I first met Scott and Dara Simons in 2011 during the tornado relief work in Joplin, MO. Our church team was immediately impressed with Scott's dedication, commitment, and organizational passion shown to the task at hand. A special relationship ensued in the coming years as we, at Abiding Word Church, had the desire to establish a Disaster Relief team to help during times of trouble. We have worked with Right Side Up Ministries in disaster response in Shawnee, OK are in 3013, the Washington, IL areas in 2013-2014, Rochelle and Fairdale, IL in 2015. Our disaster response team was made ready to help as we participated in one of Right Side Up Ministries initial training courses and have used the training manual to organize our team. The training and materials offered were detailed, thorough, and comprehensive.
I give my highest recommendation to Scott, Dara, and their ministry in training groups to help in time of need.
In the immediate aftermath of the tornado, our church struggled to know how to respond to the needs in our community. Scott and Dara were instrumental in helping us not only determine what we could do but how we could do it. They humbly and selflessly served alongside us at the most critical moment in our church's life. The fruit of their ministry continues to increase. Because of their work here, our community knows that our church loves and cares for it. We would not have had the ability to communicate that love and care so clearly apart from Scott and Dara's ministry.
I am confident our church would not be where we are today apart from their ministry.
PO Box 33464 /Tulsa, OK /74153