AngelStreet began in November 2013 when a leader from Hope Church requested for a children’s choir to sing during a Women’s Christmas Dinner. Jill Dyson and Ruth Abigail Smith assembled a group of eleven girls from Oasis of Hope (in North Memphis) and STREETS Ministries. During a few short weeks, the group rehearsed, wrote and professionally recorded an original song, and performed in front of 1000 guests. They quickly realized they enjoyed the time spent together learning about music but even more connecting as girls and women.
Through the following months, the volunteer staff planned what the upcoming school year could hold for AngelStreet. Research they conducted showed a void of the arts in nearby schools as well as a lack of creative programs available to females. Oasis of Hope partnered with the team to help launch the new program. Recruitment in local schools and auditions took place resulting in a group of young ladies who sought an outlet for afterschool activities focused on music and fun. To date, auditions continue every fall and over 300 lives have been (and continue to be) enhanced through the power of music and mentoring... Read More
In 2018, AngelStreet expanded its wings to add a second chapter located at STREETS Ministries (Graham Heights). We are thrilled to provide creative, all-female mentoring opportunities in partnership with such wonderful organizations.
AngelStreet is regularly invited to perform at large and small events throughout the Memphis area for private, corporate, and church audiences. Participants have sung for local government officials, President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, nationally-recognized authors/speakers/actors, and alongside Christian artists Mandisa and TobyMac during the 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards at the legendary Grand Ole Opry.