About Us

Mission Statement:

Support Military Spouses (SMS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists to help military spouses as they manage finances, seek employment, shoulder the responsibility of family life, care for wounded warriors, and honor the memory of our nation’s fallen heroes.

Sharing God’s Love

One Gift Pack at a Time:

Our primary purpose is to provide God’s direction, encouragement and to touch the world for Christ. Gift Packs for Military Spouses, the flagship program of SMS formerly known as the Shoebox Gift program, is the only program of its kind in the nation dedicated to assembling, and distributing Gift Packs filled with a New Testament, and items of a pampering and encouraging nature to the spouses of active duty service members.


“My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.” Colossians 2:2

about-Diane and Steve 2Dr. Steven and Mrs. Diane Rumley

Dr. Steven Rumley is a native of Burlington, NC his father was a World War 2 veteran and instilled in him a strong sense of Faith and patriotism. He followed his oldest brother into the Air Force where he proudly served four years before beginning his life as a minister. He received his Doctorate in Ministry from Drew University and in 2003 he founded Potters Hand Bible Church in Apex, NC. He and his wife, Diane Rumley, co-founded Support Military Spouses, home of Shoeboxes for Military Spouses, where they seek to give back to military spouses. One of their favorite verses can be found in Col 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,….It is the Lord Christ you are serving”