I never want to miss out on an opportunity to brag about this place and what it means to me. I can remember how I was the very first time that I met Bro. Bud and Mrs. Debbie. I was a lost and confused 16 yr. old girl that needed help. Not only was I rebellious, but I also needed Jesus Christ in my life. Looking back, I truly don’t know where I would be or what I would be like, but I do know that I am a better person because of Wings of Faith. They helped me more than I could possibly put into words, and I am forever grateful to them for the help that they provided. I am also thankful for Jesus’ love and mercy. I am now 27 yrs. old, married with 2 kids. I have a wonderful life and family, and I believe that this place helped me achieve that. Thank you Bro. Bud and Mrs. Debbie. I love you.
-Rebecca Cox, Mocksville, NC – Former Student
Bro Bud and Miss Debbie were two of the many different tools God used in my life to help make me the person I am today. It was because of their love for God and determination that I am now a student at Pensacola Christian College. My life was an absolute mess, I was making many choices that would soon lead to my destruction. When I first arrived at Wings of Faith Academy in November, 2009, I was not very enthusiastic about being there. I was bitter against my family, the school, Brother Bud and Miss Debbie, but most of all, I was bitter against God. I watched their every move to see if they really did have the happier, more peaceful life that they promised Salvation would bring. It was Brother Bud and Miss Debbie’s persistence that led me to God and help put my life back on track.
-Morgan Krause – Former Student
It has been my privilege to know Bud and Debbie Martin and the great work they have done and are doing at the Wings of Faith Academy. I have seen the work first hand and the lives of young people turned around. I am so glad to be a part of this great work in our missions program.
I thank God for Bud and Debbie Martin and their compassion for others.
-Dr. Darrell Cox, Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Mocksville, NC
My parents enrolled me in Wings of Faith for my senior year of high school when I was 17 years old. I had been in and out of rehabs and juvenile hall since I was 14 and nothing had ever produced lasting results. When I first walked through their door, I was a year behind in school and horribly addicted to drugs. When I walked out less than a year later I was a new girl. Wings of Faith provided me a light and a path. They shared with me the love of God and helped me cultivate a new purpose in life. Because of their self paced learning program I was able to finish almost 2 years of high school in one and graduate on time. I now have a husband and I am a homeschooling, soccer/football/gymnastics mom to 4 beautiful children! I am getting ready to begin my midwifery training and hope to open my own practice one day. I am forever thankful for the lessons and love that I received at Wings of Faith!
-Meagan Anderson – Former Student
Bud and Debbie Martin and their staff were Angels brought into our lives!! I knew I could call at anytime to check in. I knew at Wings of Faith, our daughter was safe and taken care of in a strict ruled, yet extremely loving environment. The constant reminders of God’s love and his plan for all of us, really began to register with our daughter. She was able to focus on her blessings provided by our God without all of the outside ugly influences in our world today. The location of the campus is breathtaking. I was able to visit her in the spring and see the green acreage in bloom. I also visited in the summer and enjoyed the warm evenings with fireflies. We picked our daughter up to take her to college (yes college) in the winter 15 months after she arrived and we experienced the pure white snow surrounding the academy. Coming from California, the opportunity for her to experience the change of seasons along with her spiritual and academic growth, was priceless! The tuition was absolutely reasonable and worth every single penny. Now our daughter is at a Christian College and thriving! She is among other students of faith and she chose to go there!! She has surrounded herself with wonderful friends that want to make a positive impact on this earth!!! I’m extremely proud of her and we are absolutely eternally grateful for Wings of Faith Academy!! Please ask Debbie Martin for our contact information and I would be honored to elaborate.
-Krauses of CA – Former Parents
Wings of Faith Academy provided our daughter with a safe, highly structured, Christian environment. Our family was in desperate situation as our daughter could no longer live at home due to her out-of-control behavior. We had been through extensive counseling which sadly had not been effective and were relieved to find this school. While attending our daughter was able to study at her own pace, learn Biblical truths and gain self control. We will always be grateful to Wings of Faith for helping restore hope to our family.
-Rick & Pam Hemmerling of Seattle-Parents
We just wanted you to know how thankful and appreciative we are of you and your family for all that you’ve done for Natalie. It’s been about 6 months now – she is respectful and honoring, as well as kind and loving. Debbie, you have to know that those changes in our daughter are ONLY because of what you, your family and Our Precious Lord have done in and through her. We could never begin to thank you enough. We are quick to tell everyone that we really don’t know what we would have done without you, your family, and staff. We have our daughter back and it wouldn’t have happened without ALL of your time, sacrifice, and effort. Thank you for all that you’ve done! Blessings,
-Mark and Kim Vivian
I call Wings of Faith Academy a miracle school because God answered our prayers for our daughter through the school. Our daughter was very behind in school and the Wings of Faith Academy helped fill in her learning gaps and get her to the right grade level and even prepare her for college. Also, before we enrolled her in Wings of Faith Academy she had stopped listening to us and was going on a troublesome path but the staff at Wings of Faith have helped to restore our family relationships and even our daughter’s relationship with God. They provided the discipline and structure, preaching and teaching, love and grace through Christ that was needed in our daughter’s life. I highly recommend this school.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart ! If you EVER need me to talk to any parents considering sending their daughters to you, PLEASE give them my phone number, I would be delighted to recommend you without any restrictions whatsoever. May God bless ALL of you!!!!!!”
-Mr. & Mrs. J. (Parent)
“I walked in as nothing but a rebellious teenager, and now I’m leaving as a young lady with a productive plan for my life. I was born and raised in Oakland, California, but I am going to attend Pensacola Christian College at Pensacola, Florida and am going to major in nursing. Wow, who would’ve thought I’d go to college all the way across the country! The Lord has something big and great for me just waiting out there. I just know it! But really, I could NOT have made it this far without God, who has given me countless chances, my wonderful loving parents for their sacrificies, Brother Bud and Miss Debbie for establishing this school/home under God, and the amazing staff and the girls here. I just want to thank and praise the LORD for saving me and my soul! ‘In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.’ Psalm 120:1”
-Kristine P. – (Former Student)