Living To Serve Him

Touching Testimony was created by ordinary believers stirred by the call of our extraordinary God to touch the lives of others through testimony sharing. Our non-profit was formed by April and Mark Smiley with guidance from members of our church community.

Although Touching Testimony was started by a small but faithful team, the team prays that they will harvest over 1  million testimonies by God’s will.

In order to continue to serve our members, we plan to expand our board, staff, and volunteers. We seek opportunities to partner with local churches and businesses to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as we build up His body of believers.


Our Ministry Leaders


Jesus Christ, the son of God, our Lord and Savior, is the center of our ministry.

April Smiley – President & Co-founder

April Smiley is a compassionate woman who loves God and strives to be more like Christ everyday. As a sister, wife, mother, friend, and former chemist, she brings an array of qualities and skills to this ministry as president and co-founder. Testimonies have a special place in her heart, as she has had several personal encounters with God and understands the power and breakthrough behind sharing… for “we overcome by the blood of the lamb and by the word of our testimony.” (Rev 12:11 paraphrased). Each day presents a new opportunity to impact the kingdom of God and we are alive in this time period for that purpose.

Life scripture: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

Mark Smiley, MD – Co-Founder and Secretary

Mark Smiley is a family man, an ER physician, an entrepreneur, and is a co-founder of this ministry along with his wife, April Smiley. At work, Mark quickly learned that he was not called to the emergency room to save lives but called to save souls for God’s kingdom. Today, Mark serves as a board member of a Christian ministry and he enjoys capturing testimonies in any setting that God provides.

Life scripture: “ I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13

Stephanie Henderson – Treasurer

Reverend Stephanie Henderson is an ordained minister who holds a Masters of Theological Studies and another in Community Counseling. She is a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, a Licensed Professional Counselor in a large medical center and in her private practice. She feels a deep call to provide ministry to the community through integrating theology and professional counseling skills to support individuals who are challenged with Faith and Mental Health issues.

Life scripture: “Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.” Proverbs 20:5