Pastor D.M. Simmons Born in Cleveland, Ohio, had a passion for people and Christ from an early age. Dwayne accepted Christ as a young man attending New Light Baptist Church under the Pastorate of Rev. V.J. Weathersby. Who was known throughout the City of Cleveland as the Triple Threat because he could Preach, Pray and Sing. It was in those pews that Dwayne found himself emulating the Style, Charisma and Persona of his Pastor.