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S/B Michael E. Ford Jr.

Conference Chairman

Suffragan Bishop Michael E. Ford Jr., is the Senior Pastor of Christ Temple Christian Life Center in Louisville Kentucky, and serves as the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International Convention Manager, and Executive Director on the staff of Presiding Bishop Lambert W. Gates Sr. Bishop Ford founded the nationally recognized youth education program called Children Against Negativity (CAN). This program has served and educated more than 2000 youths and introduced the same to know the life changing power of Jesus Christ. Bishop Ford raised over $300,000 through grants and donations to fund the CAN program. Bishop Ford also directs the Christ Temple International ministries in Kenya and Tanzania East Africa. Through his leadership and partnership with Bishop Wilson Madegwa the ministry advanced from five (5) churches to thirty-one churches. Funds were raised, plans were drawn, and the following facilities were established: A six-hundred seat sanctuary & headquarters; three primary & secondary school campuses; three student dormitories, eight church campuses; and one pastoral parsonage. Bishop Ford and Lady Andrea also served as philanthropist to the ministry; donating much of the funds needed to purchase the lands and materials for the buildings.

Suffragan Bishop Michael E. Ford, Jr., was a professional firefighter for 23 years, and earned multiple promotions, ascending to the high rank of Lieutenant Colonel and the position of Assistant Chief of the Louisville Fire Department. There he directed the administration of 500 employees and a $54 million-dollar budget.

Bishop Ford is an international speaker, exceling in the subjects of organizational leadership, strategic community building, and youth empowerment. Suffragan Bishop Ford, Jr., is a published author, with his acclaimed book, 24 What Can Happen In A Day.

Suffragan Bishop Michael E. Ford, Jr., and Lady Andrea Ford are business partners in their real estate, hotel, and transportation companies.

Bishop Ford is founder and president of the internationally recognized Master Builders Academy, an organization committed to inspiring communities to achieve intellectual and economic renaissance through professional development and entrepreneurial instruction. Suffragan Bishop Michael E. Ford, Jr., and Lady Andrea are high school sweethearts and have been married for 25 years. They have five excellent children: Michael III, Sarah Elisabeth, Josiah Raphael, Judah Shane, and Matthew Zion.

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