About Bishop Andrew J
- Bishop Andrew James Ford, II, is a visionary with a clear insight for the Next Generation and New Millennium church. He is the Senior Pastor of Ford Memorial Temple, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, as well as the establishmentarian and Presiding Prelate of the Next Generation Fellowship Ministries, Inc., a national interdenominational fellowship of churches, clergy, and church leaders from various ecumenical
backgrounds. He's a member of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops, under the leadership of the Metropolitan Bishop J. Delano Ellis, II. He's an Associate member of Philadelphia Black Clergy. He is the recipient of several awards ranging from his ecumenical, professional, and community service careers. He has a successful local television program entitled "It's Our Time" as well as a well recognized national radio broadcast.
He is also the Founder and Executive Producer of Sweet Rain Record Company, where he discovered, launched the careers of, and produced some of America’s gospel notable artist such as: Pastor Hezekiah
Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, The Reverend Ernest Davis, Jr. and Wilmington/Chester Mass Choir featuring Rev. Daryl Coley, Southeast Inspirational Choir of Houston, TX introducing Yolanda Adams and many others. During his tenure in the recording industry, he was considered "The Renaissance Man" of gospel music, because of his unique ability in recording live choir recordings. His production company was affectionately known as "The Choir Boys.” He has also trained and produced his “How Sweet the Sound” and “TV One / Sony Choir Competition” award-winning church choir –The Anointed Voices of Ford Memorial Temple.
- Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. which states; “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”