Bishop Michael E. Ford Jr.
Bishop Michael E. Ford Jr., served as a faithful servant and assistant pastor for 27 years under the leadership of his natural and spiritual father, the late Bishop Dr. Michael Ford Sr. During this time Bishop Ford Jr. 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.
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. Bishop Michael E. Ford, Jr., is a published author, with his acclaimed book, 24 What Can Happen In A Day.
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.
In December of 2020 after the passing of his father and pastor, then District Elder Ford Jr. was elected by the congregation to become Senior Pastor of Christ Temple Christian Life Center in Louisville Kentucky, and the church is experiencing remarkable growth and kingdom impact. Bishop Ford Jr. also 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. and was appointed Suffragan Bishop in December of 2020 by Presiding Bishop Gates. Bishop Ford Jr. has also served as the Tri-State Conference Chairman, under the leadership of Council Bishop James Chapman since 2022. The Tri-State Conference is enjoying unprecedented growth in these two years. In August of 2023 Bishop Ford was consecrated Bishop and assigned the 18 th Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.
Bishop Michael E. Ford, Jr., and Lady Andrea are high school sweethearts and have been married for 26 years. They have five excellent children: Michael III, Sarah Elisabeth, Josiah Raphael, Judah Shane, and Matthew Zion.