Our Bishop

Bishop Andrew J. Ford

Bishop Andrew James Ford, II is a visionary with a clear insight for the Next Generation and New Millennium church. He is the Senior Pastor of Ford Memorial Temple, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, as well as the Establishmentarian and Presiding Prelate of the Next Generation Fellowship Ministries, Inc., a national interdenominational fellowship of churches, clergy, and church leaders from various ecumenical backgrounds.  He has a successful local television program entitled “It’s Our Time” as well as a well recognized national radio broadcast.

Bishop Ford is the Production Manager and a Strategic Planner for Owens/Morris Communications, a multi-media marketing company, where he has managed major production events, concerts and concert tours for corporate clients such as: Wrigley’s, McDonald’s, Quaker Oats, Singsation Television program, and many more.

As Founder and Executive Producer of Sweet Rain Record Company, he has discovered, launched the careers of and produced some of America’s gospel notable artist such as: Pastor Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, The Reverend Ernest Davis, Jr. and Wilmington/Chester Mass Choir featuring Rev. Daryl Coley, the world renowned Institutional Radio Choir of Brooklyn, NY, Southeast Inspirational Choir of Houston, TX introducing Yolanda Adams, the Rev. James Cleveland Gospel Music Workshop of America National Youth Choir, Pastor Bruce Parham and many others.  During his tenure in the recording industry, he was considered “The Renaissance Man” of gospel music, because of his unique ability in recording live choir recordings.  He has also trained and produced the “How Sweet the Sound” and “TVOne/Sony Choir Competition” award-winning church choir –The Anointed Voices of Ford Memorial Temple.

Bishop Ford earned his Master’s degree in Theology and Biblical Studies from North Carolina College of Theology in Wilmington, NC, where he is also currently completing his doctoral program. In addition, Bishop Ford has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Bishop Ford teaches and ministers from a holistic perspective with precise execution, realizing the severity of meeting every need of God’s people both spiritually and naturally. He remains steadfast, unmovable always abounding in the work of the Lord and attributes that to one of his favorite quotes from Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. which states; “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”.