First Lady, Dr. Angelyne Collins, is a native of Savannah, Georgia. She is the youngest of four children born to Gloria Wilson Edwards and Joseph Edwards, Sr. She graduated Salutatorian of her class at Tompkins High School. She attended the State University of West Georgia and graduated in 1990 with a degree in English, and a Masters of Art degree in Media Technology. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has always sought to reach out to the community through activities such as peer counseling, tutorial programs and volunteer programs. She is employed by Gwinnett County Public Schools, and earned her PH.D. at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
Doctor Collins enjoys reading, writing and a variety of music. But above all, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her two heaven-sent treasures, Joshua and Elise are her greatest accomplishments. Her favorite Scripture: I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. Philippians 4:13. Her favorite sermon is, “One Good Eye”, by Pastor Collins. First Lady and Pastor Collins exchanged marriage vows in 1991 in Savannah, GA and confess that each day is sweeter than the day before.
Doctor Collins is involved in many ministries in the church and at one time led the women’s ministry which she has named, Women Of the Word (W.O.W.). This ministry empowers, encourages and helps women build a stronger relationship with God. She is the biggest supporter, encourager and sometime even the voice of reason for her husband and pastor.