Dr. James Ford
Dr. James Ford, Jr. is affectionately known as the Love Doctor because of his pragmatic, do-able advice on relationships and marriage.
Dr. Ford has released several books on his passionate and almost trademarked subjects, relationships, love and marriage. Each of his books contains the wit and wisdom for which Dr. Ford has become known.
He skillfully coaches the reader into the life and that every person longs for: love, joy, peace and fruitful relationships that reflect the awesome love of God.
An international conference speaker, seminar leader, Pastor Ford is also author of When a Man Loves A Woman, Seven Reasons Why God Created Marriage and When A Woman Loves A Man. All three books have companion activity books for small group study.
Pastor Ford, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago and president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore Community of Chicago. He can be heard on Treasured Truth For Troubling Times, which is aired daily over WMBI AM-1110 and WMBI 90.1-FM, and over 160 WMBI syndicated and affiliate stations nationwide and 41 countries internationally. Pastor Ford received his Doctor of Divinity from St Thomas University in Jacksonville Florida. His books are translated into multiple languages and are currently in 14 countries. He is also featured weekly on Chicago Gospel Radio 1390 AM as the Love Doctor.
Pastor Ford and his wife Leslie have been married 43 years and have three sons and nine grandchildren. They’ve served 34 years in ministry…so far!
Pastor Ford is especially burdened for Christian marriages and has a strong desire to help believers see marriage blessed as God intended. He is above all else a lover of Jesus Christ, submitted to His Lordship.
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We have to do what’s necessary on the front end of a relationship to achieve what we want on the backend of that relationship. And what do we want? Peace. Unity. Joy. Endurance – until God calls us home.