Melany Ethridge
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ANGEL MINISTRIES HONORED FOR FINANCIAL INTEGRITY: names it one of 30 ‘Shining Light’ Ministries


AnGeL Ministries, headed by Billy Graham’s daughter Anne Graham Lotz, has been named one of 30 “Shining Light” Christian ministries for 2007 by, a donor-advocacy organization.

The name of the ministry is derived from the “A-G-L” initials of Mrs. Lotz and reflects the angel’s Biblical role – to go only where God sends and to give out His Word to whomever He places before her. AnGeL Ministries is international and wide-reaching, with many books, audios, videos, and speaking engagements as well as her weekend arena events such as “Just Give Me Jesus” and “Pursuing MORE of Jesus.”

“Because our aim has been to live out 2 Corinthians 5:9 – seeking in all things to honor Christ – I am both honored and humbled for AnGeL Ministries to be affirmed in this goal by MinistryWatch, placing us on their list of Shining Lights," said Mrs. Lotz, President and CEO of AnGeL Ministries. helps Christian donors make more informed and effective giving decisions. It compiles its annual list of 30 ministries from the nearly 500 ministries for which it has financial and other information. The ministries on the list have demonstrated outstanding effectiveness and efficiency in their ministry and financial operations.

“AnGeL Ministries is truly one of the ‘best of the best,’” said Rusty Leonard, founder of “At a time when Sen. Charles Grassley is calling on some of the worst organizations to live up to their minimum responsibilities of financial self-disclosure, we are pleased to recognize AnGeL Ministries as a ministry that goes well beyond the minimum. The staff and supporters of AnGeL Ministries can be justifiably proud of their fine organization.”

Rod Pitzer, managing director of research for, said, “Making the selection is challenging, given the selfless work so many fine ministries do.” But he added that these ministries were truly “exemplary” in the following categories:

  • They have a legitimate non-profit ministry and purpose
  • They earn a Transparency Grade of “A” from
  • They are unashamed of being identified as an evangelical Christian ministry
  • knows of no issue that would be of concern to donors

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NOTE: For additional information or interview requests, please contact Melany Ethridge of A. Larry Ross Communications at 972.267.1111. For information on AnGeL Ministries, visit