Rev. Ellis Ford – Assistant Pastor

Ellis Ford has seen the St. John church through many of its stages. He’s been on staff since 1996 as Assistant Pastor and has continued in that vain to this day. As Assistant Pastor and overseer to all pastoral care services, Ellis spends his days visiting the sick, praying with the hurting and counseling couples and those who have lost loved ones. He also works with all the Ministers at St. John and helps to handle the flow of the worship services.

Ellis has been married to Laverne Ford since 1960 and together they raised five children. On the educational front, Ellis studied Business Administration for two years at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA. In 1962, Ellis was ordained as a Deacon in the church. He became a licensed minister in 1976 and was ordained in 1984. He spent 19 years as superintendent and 10 years as deacon before taking on the position as Assistant Pastor. He continues to regularly attend workshops and conferences to aid in his continuous growth in the various areas of ministry, including, leadership, ministry development and evangelism.

When picking up a book to read, his most frequent and favorite choice is, of course, the Bible and Ellis’ favorite scripture is no surprise given his role in the kingdom, 1 Corinthians 15:58:

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.