Alumnus, Pastor and CEO of The Brook, Moultrie to Keynote Fall Convocation

Friday, October 18, 2019


ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Fall Convocation, previously postponed due to Hurricane Dorian, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium. The ceremony formally welcomes over 400 freshmen who have chosen to pursue their education at South Carolina State University. Simeon A. Moultrie, an alumnus of SC State, will keynote the Convocation ceremony. Moultrie is the founding pastor and chief executive officer of The Brook, a well-respected community leader and an astute businessman.


CTG Check PresentationClasses will be cancelled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday to allow students and faculty to attend Convocation. Classes will resume at 5 p.m.


Moultrie, or Pastor Sim, as he is affectionately known, began ministering the gospel while attending South Carolina State University. He founded The Brook in 2011, which is a dynamic ministry in Columbia, South Carolina, with a faithful few and is now cultivating a congregation of approximately 2,500 in multiple services at multiple sites. His passion for empowering individuals by teaching the Word of God is the driving force behind the founding of The Brook. Throughout more than 20 years of ministry, he has been privileged to share the message of hope in Jesus across North America.


As The Brook’s visionary, Moultrie has championed several initiatives targeting community issues. The Above Water fund helped those whose homes and lives were impacted by unprecedented flooding. Over $16,000 have been given out in college scholarships and book stipends through The Brook’s Legacy program and yearly community engagement. The church hosts an annual Back to School Bash that outfits over 1,000 students with school supplies, shoes, and necessary services. Further, classes offered at the church cover not only spiritual matters but also more broad-based concerns like financial literacy and the home buying process. Finally, his partnerships with the Northeast Richland Ministerial Alliance Advisory Council, Samaritan’s Feet, Transitions Homeless Center, South Carolina Department of Corrections, Carolina Classrooms, Feed a Child Today and the Richland One and Two School Districts have further extended his reach into the community.


In addition to his ministerial and business pursuits, Moultrie has held positions in the academic, public and private sectors. He was a valuable part of teams at South Carolina State University, Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts, the Department of Mental Health and The Medical University of South Carolina.


A native of South Carolina, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from South Carolina State University.


Moultrie and his wife, Nikki, share their legacy of uplifting the community with their three children: Dominic, Nicholas and Brielle.