The Battered Preacher's Wife, a true story of survival and triumph. Dr. Avril Wiggins weaves a gripping tale of intrigue and inspiration as she recounts her experience of being trapped in a hopeless marriage with an abusive Pentecostal preacher. Wife battery is taboo in the church, where most clergy encourage women to keep the family together and endure the suffering. The Battered Preacher's Wife breaks through the silence and sheds light on a serious problem faced by countless women across the nation. Yes, there is hope-even for the wife of a preacher Dr. Avril E. Wiggins Biography Pastor Avril E. Wiggins along with her husband Eld. Joe Wiggins started House of Rapha International Ministries Inc. in September 2003. Pastor Wiggins has been in ministry for nearly 19 years. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior, and was filled with the Holy Ghost at the age of 11. Knowing that there was a prophetic call on her life, God used her even in her youth. On June 10th, 2006 she graduated from Agape Bible College and University, Birmingham Alabama, with a PhD in Pastoral Studies, Biblical Studies, and Christian Education. Pastor Wiggins has served in many capacities through the years as Counselor for Prison Fellowship Ministries, Youth Counselor, Sunshine Band Director, Worship Leader, Psalmist, Preacher, Teacher etc. whatever her hands found to do she did it willingly. Pastor Wiggins is under A.I.M. a fellowship founded by Bishop I.V. and Lady Bridget Hilliard, and the Hilliard's are her Spiritual Parents. Pastor Wiggins is happily married to Eld. Joe Wiggins and the Mother of Zipporah, Shekinah, Zithri, Josiah, and Micah.