Angel Wings has been in existence as a corporation since November 2000. This ministry is an interfaith organization that provides programs and resources for children and their families. It is under the leadership of Universal Ministries Worldwide based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Our Founder and President, Reverend Deborah Smith, received a bachelor's degree in Art Education and a master's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation counseling and administration. Her journey to fulfill her life long spiritual calling culminated in her ordination as a minister in October 1999.
The formal birth of Angel Wings thereafter served as the conduit for Reverend Smith's passion to empower the lives of families experiencing life challenges and despair. The ministry provides a ray of hope for children and their families by providing clothing and toys through the Secret Santa Project, which began in 1996; by supplying children with adequate school supplies at it's annual "Book To School Rally", which started in 2001; by uplifting and inspiring people with the message of hope through the Angel Wings Newsletter; and by providing emergency resources and referrals as needed.
Angel Wings mission is to advocate and provide for children by empowering families (many of whom are grandparents) to rise above their adversity. Reverend Smith's ministry has expanded beyond her immediate community to include her work in the following: Board of Directors for Universal Ministries Worldwide in Indianapolis, Indiana Board of Directors for the Keur Xaleyi School in Senegal, West Africa. Partner with the Meet Me Halfway Village Center Mentoring Center in Garrison Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland.
Her personal mantra for her and her organization is "We are our brother's keeper" which best sums up her mission in life.
Jeanette Gatewood – Johnson
Paul D. Smith