In 2001, Yvonne Smith founded Vine Life Ministry with a mission to minister the love of God to women, but her passion is to see all people walking in the love and freedom Christ offers them.
Yvonne understands the pressures and stresses of everyday life. Her parents were Catholic and raised her in a low-income, traditional Puerto Rican/Italian home. From an early age Yvonne knew the stigma that comes from poverty, race and religious beliefs. She became and unwed teenage mother at 14, marrying her child’s father a year later.
By age 22 Yvonne lived far from God until one day she landed on a television channel airing The 700 Club. As she watched that day, she received Jesus as her savior and stood for five years believing the Lord would also save her husband Chris. And God answered her prayers!
Yvonne’s life message is that anyone may rise above discouraging, difficult and even devastating circumstances. She believes God’s grace and power can set us free from anything we face in life! She passionately shares how much our Daddy God loves us recognizing by her own experience that He is neither angry with, nor holding our sins against us.
Yvonne and Chris Smith have been married for 27 years and counting! They are parents to three amazing children and grandparents to five delightful grandchildren. Their testimony includes walking through the trials of teenage birth and marriage, walking through the devastating effects of rape, separation, abortion, living addicted to and dealing drugs, and how God redeemed them to a life of true freedom and liberty in Christ.
Yvonne received a Bachelor’s of Christian Ministry degree from Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary and been committed to served in a variety of ministry roles over the years through the local church. She and her husband Chris have been members at Eagle Mountain International Church for 9 years where she serves as a head coordinator for greeters and ministry information
Apart from ministry, Yvonne remains a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is a successful real estate broker. Her deepest desire is to be a blessing to those she is called to by the Father. For more information about booking speaking engagements or hosting a VineLife event in your area please email: Jennifer@VineLifeMinistry.org
If you would like to reach out by email to Yvonne@VineLifeMinistry.org