Dr. Anntwanique D. Edwards: Spirit of Gainesville nominee
Published: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.
Born to be a blessing, Dr. Anntwanique Edwards has given tremendous service to our community. She is the founder and president of Divine Ministry, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization she started in 2005. Through that organization she has established a scholarship for high school and college students, donated books to children and adolescents locally, nationally and abroad, as well as provided motivational workshops and inspirational messages. Her greatest focus has been with youth populations and disadvantaged women.
Category: Community Service
About Dr. Anntwanique D. Edwards
Occupation: Assistant Principal
Years in Gainesville: 23
For nearly six years, she served as the local pastor of a church she founded in the historic 5th Avenue area. Anntwanique has given thousands of personal hours and dollars to benefit our community. She has the heart of a servant. Most recently, she completed writing a second book devoted to at-risk youth and young adult populations. Yet all of her proceeds go to the non-profit to benefit the community.
During the day, Anntwanique works as an administrator in the public school system. Every professional position she has held in her 23 years as a resident of Gainesville has been in the service industry (counseling and education). At night, she works feverishly with the church to further help people. Most noteworthy, is not the number of positions or titles she holds but rather the stories she can tell of the number of people who come back to her, sometimes years later, to say how she has positively impacted their life. I am honored to nominate her because her love, work, devotion and committed service are worthy of the award.
Nominated by Dr. Beverly Edwards