John & Dixie Bickel
Founders, John and Dixie Bickel, along with their three older children, came to Haiti in September of 1991. The Bickels are originally from the state of Illinois, USA.
In 1995, the Bickel family adopted two of the children at the orphanage, Mark and Steeve. Mark currently attends university in Colorado and Steeve is working for GLA at Fort Jacques.
The Bickel Family started God's Littlest Angels when they took in their first premature baby on Christmas Day 1994. The baby was not expected to live but she did live and is 20 years old!
The work in Haiti started with one baby but today the orphanage houses over 120 children, runs three schools for the children, and has a fully functioning NICU.
Dixie is a registered nurse and has 36 years of experience in pediatrics and intensive care nursing. She serves as the Executive Director and is responsible for working with the Haitian government and the daily running of GLA.
John is the Plant Operations Director for the mission and responsible for all building projects supervision.
The Bickels have five children, seven grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.