Angelic DeWitt Simmons is a preacher, teacher, servant leader, counselor, and mother who has dedicated her life to cultivating others so that they may reach their God-given potential in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives.
A native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of Calvary Bible Institute, Pastor Simmons is armed with a word of destiny. She is the proud daughter of Pastors Keith & Iola Johnson who instilled in her the values of a woman of integrity.
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 of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Washington, D.C. 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.
After hearing the clarion call of God and accepting the untimely death 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, multicultural, multi-faceted, family-oriented ministry that reaches in LOVE, teaches to LIVE, and builds to LAST. Pastor Simmons is presently a student at Regent University where she is studying to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious & Biblical Studies.
Her journey of elevation during troubled times is a testament to those that mourn that 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, and 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. Pastor Simmons says, “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.”
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, Pastor Simmons is an inspiration to many as she seeks to empower individuals to be effective kingdom-builders.
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