Angelic's Life Story
Angelic DeWitt Simmons, preacher, teacher, servant-leader, counselor and mother. Underneath the veil of her humble beauty and gentle smile, is a caterpillar like story of transformation and transition. She has withstood tumultuous times and dedicated her life to cultivating others as they evolve through their trials and advance through their troubles, so that they may reach their God-given potential in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives.
Raised in one of the roughest parts of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Angelic was nurtured in a single parent Christian home with biblical values and principles. At the tendered age of 12 Angelic gave her heart to the Lord. In her developmental years of Christian ministry she served under the tutelage of Bishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., D. Min., and Co-Pastor Susie Owens, pastor and co-pastor of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Washington, DC where she nurtured her passion for God and cultivated her yielded lifestyle which has led to an anointing to preach and teach the word of God with authority, revelation, and deliverance.
At the age of 28 she married renowned evangelist, Pastor Nathan L. Simmons. After being married for almost 8years and serving her husband as ministerial aid and supporter, wife and mother, Angelic learned the bitter/sweet side of ministry---when her husband died. The loss of her husband affected not only her but her children, and the members of the church he pastored. Uncertain about the future she was propelled from servant to Leader.
After hearing the “clarion call” of God and accepting the mantle of her late husband, Superintendent Nathan L. Simmons, Pastor Simmons transitioned from mourning to ministry, serving as pastor of Citadel of Hope Evangelistic COGIC for over 2 years.
In May 2009, determined to reach her God-given potential, Pastor Simmons launched, The New Citadel of Hope Christian Church, a cutting edge multi-cultural, multi faceted, family oriented ministry, reaching in LOVE, teaching to LIVE and building to LAST.
Her journey of elevation during troubled times is a testament to those that mourn, God gives beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Known for her challenging preaching and thought-provoking teaching, her messages motivate, encourage, and produce effective change.
“Life is full of battles and struggles. God has positioned each of us to win. Along the way you may get injured. Don’t focus on the wound rather look for the scar. The scar says "I am healed…” says Angelic
Transformed from widow to weapon of power, her anointing deeply penetrates the mind heart and soul. Many have been liberated by her teaching and preaching.
A woman of style, grace, and poise, Angelic DeWitt Simmons is an inspiration to many as she seeks to empower individual to be efficient and effective kingdom builders.