Angela D. Wharton
Angela D. Wharton is the founder of a Christian-based, non-profit organization called Phynyx Ministries, which provides assistance to sexual assault survivors via professional and ministry counseling. As a victim of sexual assault, Wharton can truly empathize with those her ministry helps, crediting her strong belief in God, along with her self-dedication to healing, for turning her into a survivor instead of a victim.
At the tender age of 14, Angela was abused by a man her mother was dating. She was again victimized at age 24. Both incidents left her shattered, triggering a deep depression, considerably diminished self-respect and thoughts of suicide.
Undeterred and stalwart in her faith, she turned the tables, founding Phynyx Ministries in June 2011. With the sole motive of counseling and referral services, along with a prayer call for the affected survivors, Angela aimed to help victims out of the same deep, emotional abyss in which she had found herself.
At Phynyx Ministries, they endeavor to break the silence of survivors and provide a safe haven. Angela believes she is on assignment by God to become the voice of those who have been silenced by abuse, crediting all the survivors that came before her as her inspiration, confidence and strength. The realization that the incident was not her fault, and that she is not alone, has given her immense courage and the tenacity to fight, not only for her, but for other victims, too.