The second of four siblings, Peggy was born to the late Thomas and Hazel Lou Smith Simpson in Piedmont, South Carolina where her grandparents and parents were raised on a farm. In the early 1940’s, Peggy’s father and four of his siblings migrated to Connecticut with hopes of making a better life for their families.
Peggy was educated in the Bridgeport Public School System and graduated from Bassick High School in 1965. She holds an Associates Degree from Housatonic Community College and is a candidate for a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Peggy was hired by SNET in August of 1965 and later became a Business Representative before retiring in 1995. While at SNET, Peggy received numerous awards and citations for being the top Representative in Sales from 1989-1992 and again in 1994. She also had the distinct privilege of being a member of the Division Managers Club. Peggy has been the recipient of the Minister’s Wife of the Year award, Ombudswoman Award and the prestigious Sojourner Truth Award both from the Greater Bridgeport NANPBW Clubs, Inc.
At the age of 21, Peggy married the late Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, Sr., Founder of The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit formerly the Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love. Peggy spent 42 years of her life working very diligently beside her husband to build, lives, homes and relationships. She has dedicated her entire life to ministry. Peggy has fed the hungry, helped the sick and has been known to ring door bells between 12:00am and 1:00am with a pot of hot, homemade soup. She has provided clothing for many and for over 30 years, has provided clothes for one special family.
Over the years, Peggy has been a surrogate mother to many and has opened her doors and provided housing and council for several young men and women. She has been a source of strength and continued support for those in prison. Peggy has been affectionately named “Sheppard Mother” by some parishioners as one who cares for her sheep. Peggy has organized and chaired many fund raisers. Her church was birthed from a hand full of young people and she has watched God add almost 1200 souls to the ministry. Peggy presently serves on the Project Build Committee for the new Cathedral which is a $7.5 million dollar project that will house the new 1400 seat sanctuary, school for 200 students, bowling alley, swimming pool and a dining facility for 500 people.
Peggy’s second career began shortly after retirement when in 1999, she accepted the challenge to oversee her church’s daycare facility with eleven children and two employees. As Chief Operating Officer of the Educational Department, she has watched Kingdom’s Little Ones grow to accommodate over seventy children in two locations and the birth of their own Christian Elementary School, Love Christian Academy with over 80 students.
Peggy is also an Entrepreneur. A woman of many hats, she still finds time to manage her own business, Peggy’s Millinery & Boutique, specializing in Couture Designers in millinery and fine dressing for ladies. She is an International personal shopper for leading ladies across the country.
She is grateful to God for allowing her the privilege of raising some of the leaders of the future. Peggy’s greatest joy is her family.