Jane Ann Rice Sims was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. A life-long member of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, her early Christian training was at Christ Temple Church. She was baptized in Jesus Name at an early age and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a young teen. She sat under the ministry of the late Bishops Edwin Vaughn and Morris E. Golder.
She attended Indianapolis public schools and graduated from Crispus Attacks High School. Jane Sims is also a graduate of Butler University, with a degree in Journalism and received theological degrees from Indiana Bible College, and Pentecostal Bible College. She has also received a Master of Theological Studies Degree from Christian Theological Seminary and an M.T.S. and Doctor of Ministry Degree from Calvary Midwest Bible College.
Within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, she served as editor of the "The Christian Outlook" magazine and as executive assistant to the president of Aenon Bible College. Currently, she is president of the ABSA (Indiana Council) Minister's Wives & Widows Alliance. A long-time member of this auxilliary, she previously served as vice president and in other capacities as well.
She has also been active in her community, volunteering her services to work with youth and the underprivileged. She was also a member of Women's Aglow Fellowship.
Jane Sims and her husband, Bishop Charles A. Sims, founded Calvary Community Church of the Apostolic Faith in 1975, in Columbus, Indiana. An established editor, writer, teacher, and seminar leader, she has a passion for ministry to women in the Body of Christ. A mother of five adult children, she currently assists her husband of 45 years as Co-Pastor at Calvary Church.