Gary Ford is currently serving as the pastor of the Monterey Peninsula Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pacific Grove, California. Monterey is located in the Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In the past, Pastor Ford has pastored churches in the Southeastern California and Arkansas-Louisiana Conferences, and has served as an evangelist in Southeastern California Conference on two separate occasions.
Ford has a passion for ministry and loves to help people improve their lives. He enjoys preaching, giving Bible studies, and spending time with his wife, Yvonne, who is an elementary school teacher and principal.
Growing a healthy church is not a “piece of cake” or an automatic exercise. One reason this is true is because there is no one “right” way to do ministry. In reality ministry is a moving target that requires continual adaptation and experimentation. In this book, Pastor Gary Ford shares some of the methods and ideas that have worked for him.