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Rev. D. Vincent (Bud) Ford, Ph.D.
Author of this web site
About me: I am a
practical, rational, both feet on the ground, no nonsense, does it work, results
orientated kind of guy; while at the same time I am compassionate, helpful,
caring and considerate. My desire for this web site is to bring you value and a
rational approach to an important topic.
To advance the
Kingdom of God by assisting with the fulfilling of the Great Commission in this
generation through making disciples who receive mind renewal and transformed
lives and to author relevant material.
Married – 3 children, 10 grand children and 3
great grand children Height 5’ 10”. Weight –175 lb. Health – excellent. Date
of Birth – November 13, 1935.
2007 – Present
Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM) Facilitating mind renewal leading to the
transformation of individuals who are prepared for practical spiritual warfare
2004 – Present City
Gates of Miami Valley crossing denominational and racial lines with the
purpose of impacting the lives of pastors, churches and neighborhoods in the
Dayton Metro and Miami Valley area. The Author of numerous strategic initiatives.
2001 – 2004
An intense, spirit-filled
and in-depth weekly equipping of inmates to win souls and make disciples of
other inmates. This included week-long retreats of experiencing God,
deliverances and filling of the Holy Spirit – which also took place on a regular
basis during the weekly meetings. (We had been given free access to an 1,800 man
medium/maximum security men’s prison)
1999 – Present
Founder and Pastor
The name Mission Miami Valley Ministries, Inc.
reflects the call to impact Miami Valley of Ohio. The ministry is under the
covering of Harvest Network International, an International Partnership of
Churches and Ministries. Author of many articles.
1998 - 1999
Associate Pastor of
Evangelism and Outreach – Praise Temple Church in Sidney, Ohio.
1997 – 1998 Ministerial
Full time student through
“Distance Learning” with Berean University of Assemblies of God.
1990 – 1997 Superintendent
Christian Academy Schools.
1982 – 1990 High School Principal
Fairlawn Local School
District. Sidney, Ohio.
1980 – 1982 Ph.D. Program
Full-time student in Ph.D.
1972 – 1980 High School Principal
Alexander Local School
District. Albany, Ohio.
1968 – 1972 High School Teacher of Social
Athens City School District.
1962 – 1968 Project Engineer
Abex Corporation. Athens, Ohio.
1960 – 1962 Student
Student at Ohio University.
1959 – 1960 Electrician
Ford Motor Company. Lima, Ohio.
1958 – 1960 Student
Student at Ohio University.
1954 – 1958 US Navy
1997 – 1998 Ministerial Studies – Ordained
Completed the four year
Ministerial Program from
Berean University of Assemblies of God.
June 1984 Ph.D.
Dissertation completed and
Ph.D. Degree conferred in Educational Administration. Ohio University.
1974 – 1976 Educational Specialist Degree
Post Masters work in
Administration, Business and Counseling. Ohio University.
1970 – 1972 Masters Degree
Major in Educational
Administration. Ohio University.
1958 –1968 Bachelor of Science Degree in
Ten years of part-time and
some full-time to complete my BSED with a major in Social Studies
Comprehensive. Ohio University.
1950 – 1954 High School
High School Diploma.
Shawnee High School.
Harvest Network International
Mission America Coalition
City Reaching division of Mission America
City Gates of Miami Valley
Impact World Tour division of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) -
Co-chairman for Miami Valley.
153 House Church Network
Upper Valley Community Church
Past Rotary Club Member
Ordination Harvest Network
Authority to Solemnize Marriages State of Ohio
License to Preach.
From the Ohio District
of Assemblies of God.
of Schools. Ohio Provisional.
High School Principal.
Teacher Perceiver Specialist.
Selection Research, Inc.
Author of the book
Transformation: The Missing Piece.
City Gates Strategist for
transforming neighborhoods in the Dayton urban and metro area.
Consultant for City Gates
Pastors in the transformation of their life, their church and their
Co-chairman for the Impact
World Tour evangelistic outreach in Miami Valley with a goal of 10,000 young
souls coming to the Lord and being discipled.
Deliverance and counseling.
Encountering God weeklong prison retreats.
Cross-denominational Pastors’ retreats.
City spiritual mapping.
Shelby County-wide chairman for Jesus Video Project.
Vice-President of Shelby County Ministerial
Chairman of the Prayer Evangelism Task Force for Sidney and
Pastors’ facilitator for Prayer Evangelism in Sidney and
Evangelism Pastor for Praise Temple Church.
Outreach leader in Sidney, Ohio.
Adult Sunday School Teacher.
Revived a fledgling
Christian School: developing curriculum, establishing board and school
operational policies and procedures, hiring Christian teachers, developing a
sound financial base, increasing growth, and receiving Ohio State Accreditation.
Responsible for raising
funds to help support the Christian school in the amount of between $150,000 and
$200,000 each year.
Developed long range and
short range budget priorities including procedures for reevaluation of
appropriations and needs in both public and private Christian schools.
Have conducted numerous
workshops and seminars.
Prepared board proposals and
served as spokesman in negotiations.
Six years experience in
manufacturing industry as a project engineer with major responsibilities for the
manufacturing of jobs from quotation through project completion.
Some Conferences and
– International Cell Church Conference, Cell Church training seminar, Leading
Your Church Forward – George Barna training, Deliverance training seminars,
Intercessors seminars and training, Future War of the Church Conference,
Spiritual Warfare Conference by Peter Wagner; Light the Nation Conference in
Dallas, Texas; Revival 2 Conference by Peter Wagner; City Reacher’s School (CRS)
in St. Paul/Minneapolis; Convener’s Meeting in State College, PA for preparation
of CRS there; CRS in State College, Pa.; Ministering Spiritual Gifts Seminar –
Bill Hammon; Prayer Evangelism International Conference in Argentina, Argentina
missions trip; National City Impact Roundtables; Mission America Coalition
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