Rev. Dwight L. Ford
Rev. Dwight Ford Biography

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Reverend Dwight Ford is an innovative leader, author, thought-provoker, and public theologian. He is affectionately known as 'The People's Pastor," for his commitment to vulnerable populations and impoverished communities. His service to society is a seamless merging of the "theological why" with "a practical how.'' His life is a constant leap of faith across pulpits, platforms, and pavement as he endeavors to transform present-day realities into tomorrow's opportunities.  

He was born in Crystal Springs, Mississippi and reared in Rock Island, Illinois. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and successfully completed a six-year military career which included Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm service tours. He earned various awards and was listed in the top ten percent of enlisted Marines. Reverend Ford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University, with a concentration in Business Management and Leadership. He also holds the Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. His research was centered on the Greek New Testament, Public Theology of the Civil Rights Era (1954-1968), Community Economic Development, and the agency of the African American Church.

In his most recent positions, Rev. Ford served as the Executive Director of Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership in Omaha, Nebraska and The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Rock Island, Illinois. Reverend Ford is an ordained Baptist minister of the National Baptist Convention, USA. Inc., and has served in pastoral ministry for over 23 years. He is the founder and pastor of Grace City Church in Moline, Illinois. When Pastor Ford is not in his regular role in the pulpit of Grace City, he can be found traveling throughout the United States as a minister of the Gospel and public speaker to churches, colleges, and community organizations. He provides professional services of consultation for public schools and community partnerships, strategic planning and implementation strategy, church and community projects.

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