DR. MADELINE MANNING MIMS
Named one of America's Outstanding Young Women, Madeline is a GOLD AND SILVER OLYMPIC MEDALIST in track.
She pioneered the 800-meter run for the United States by being the first (and at present) the only American woman to bring back a GOLD MEDAL in this event, along with the Olympic Record, World Record and American Record (which she held for 15 years).
She has been a member of 4 OLYMPIC TEAMS for the United States spanning a 16-year international career.
As a speaker and leader among world athletes, Madeline has shared her personal testimony at the White House and on the steps of the Capitol in response to the Presidential address to the Olympians and American people.
Among the many Halls of Fame Madeline has been inducted, include the National and Olympic Halls of Fame. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, she was honored as an Olympic Legend in the stadium. 2019 she was inducted into the Cleveland Sports Legends Hall of Fame and the prestigious Tulsa Historical Society and Museum Hall of Fame.
She is founder and president of the United States Council for Sports Chaplaincy and has served as a chaplain at the 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. She served six years as a chaplain to the WNBA Shock basketball team.
Madeline earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Tennessee State University, a Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry degree from Oral Roberts University, as well as a Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree. She is a recipient of the “2015 Lifetime Global Achievement Award” from ORU. She taught Bible and coached track at Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa.
Madeline is an Author, International Speaker, Contemporary Gospel Recording Artist, and Tulsa Jazz Hall of Famer. Her 501C3 organizations are AMBASSADORSHIP, INC, and USCSC, INC.
She resides in Tulsa, OK with her husband Roderick. They have two adult children, John (wife, Ashley) and Lana. Truly, one of America's "OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMEN"