Angela Cunningham Simms is a survivor, an overcomer, and a conqueror. Fighting through drug addiction, physical and sexual abuse, imprisonment, homelessness, and despair, she believes that God allowed her to triumph so she can share the story of how He saved her life and redeemed her—and how He can do the same for you.
Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, fifty miles between Richmond and Washington D.C., Simms is one of seven siblings (Tommy, Lucille, Deborah, John, Arthur, and David). At an early age, her parents encouraged her to have a relationship with God and her church family, but as a young teen her path took a different turn. In an abusive relationship, a single mother at 19, she was convicted of manslaughter and delivered her third child in prison in 1987. Drug addiction followed soon after. And yet, God had other plans for her—as a wife, mother, grandmother, and today, a YouTube personality and the author of
My Story Is for God’s Glory
You Can Too.
She has spoken and shared her journey at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium in Washington D.C. She is also a heart attack survivor and serves as a lifetime ambassador for the Guilford County Go Red for Women in North Carolina, a signature movement of the American Heart Association. She has also spoken at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, once pastored by Bishop Edward McKinley Taylor, her personal mentor and lifelong family friend.
Today in her writing, Simms lays bare the story of her past, proclaiming the forgiveness and provision of an Awesome God. And she shines His light of love to everyone who needs to hear— You Can Too.