Rev. Dr. Joseph G. Ford is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He received his secondary education while living in Piscataway, New Jersey. After graduating high school, Rev. Ford attended and graduated from Kean University with a double major in Elementary Education and Religion & Philosophy. In 2009, Dr. Ford received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theology Seminary.
Dr. Ford was conferred the Doctor of Ministry Degree by United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio with an emphasis on “Preaching Prophetically in a Postmodern Culture: Communicating with Contemporary Audiences.” His dissertation, “Engaging the Next Generation in the Church in a Post-Modern Culture,” explores how the church can effectively combat the diminishing presence of young adults, ages 18–39, within the church.
Before coming to Faith, Dr. Ford was the Minister of Pastoral Care at Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston, TX under the tutelage of Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff.
Dr. Ford was licensed and ordained into the gospel ministry at New Hope Baptist Church in Metuchen, New Jersey, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Owens. There he served as Youth Minister. He has also served as second vice president for the Middlesex Central Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education and has facilitated youth and youth worker seminars throughout the state, representing the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey.
Rev. Ford is married to Mrs. Yolande Chatman Ford. They are the parents of two daughters, Alexandria Grace and Isabella Faith. In everything that Rev. Ford does, he realizes that it is Not by might, nor by power, but by MY spirit, saith the Lord of hosts (Zechariah 4:6).