Bishop Michael E. Ford, Sr. experienced his Christian conversion in 1973 in Louisville, Kentucky, and was called into ministry service ten months later. He has relentlessly endeavored to serve God with a spirit of excellence, earning an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Spalding University (Louisville, KY), a Master of Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Lynchburg, VA); a Master of Divinity equivalency from Oral Roberts School of Missions and Theology (Tulsa, OK); and a Doctorate of Divinity from Christ United Theological School (Cleveland, OH). He was elevated to the office of bishop by the PCAF in 1996 and serves as diocesan of the Tri-State Council. He has served as senior pastor of Christ Temple Christian Life Center in Louisville, Kentucky since 1992. Third in a succession of three God-appointed leaders, Bishop Ford’s servant–leadership, allegiance to God, and commitment to the Apostolic message has been influential in allowing the Holy Spirit to establish biblical order within the lives of the believers who call him and Christ Temple their spiritual covering. In 2016, Bishop Ford was elected as the assistant presiding bishop of the PCAF. He is married to Wanda Ford and they have five children.