His mission in life was to minister to others.
But in the end, it was that ministry that may have cut a Kentucky man's life short.
41-year-old Mark Angel was on a mission trip in Mexico, when he drowned Sunday night.
He was swimming with two college students at the time. They tried to save him, but couldn't.
His friends and family say he really was an angel, whether he was hiking the hills, building homes for the homeless, or creating liveliness for those in need.
They say he was one man who truly practiced what he preached.
Angel interned at Southland Christian Church, and went on to be the youth minister at Russell Christian Church in Ashland.
Angel leaves behind a wife and a four year old daughter.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.