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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.  This web site can be invaluable in preparing you for the days ahead.






                       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, to help prepare people to be able to increase the rewards they will receive in heaven and to author relevant material to help others.



                       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 the end times and 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      Prison Ministry

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).  Author of training materials.


                        1999 – Present  Founder and Pastor

Mission Miami Valley Ministries, Inc. reflects the call to impact Miami Valley of Ohio and beyond.  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         

Associate Pastor of Evangelism and Outreach – Praise Temple Church in Sidney, Ohio.


                                                1997 – 1998      Ministerial Studies Student

Full time student through “Distance Learning” with Berean University of Assemblies of God.


                        1990 – 1997      Superintendent

                                                Christian Academy Schools.  Sidney, Ohio.  Author of curriculum and training materials.


                        1982 – 1990      High School Principal

                                                Fairlawn Local School District.  Sidney, Ohio.


                        1980 – 1982      Ph.D. Program

                                                Full-time student in Ph.D. program.  Ohio


                        1972 – 1980      High School Principal

                                                Alexander Local School District.  Albany, Ohio.


                        1968 – 1972      High School Teacher of Social Studies

                                                Athens City School District.  Athens, Ohio.


                        1962 – 1968      Project Engineer

                                                Abex Corporation.  Athens, Ohio.


                        1960 – 1962      Student

                                                Student at Ohio University.  Athens, Ohio.


                        1959 – 1960      Electrician

                                                Ford Motor Company.  Lima, Ohio.


                        1958 – 1960      Student

                                                Student at Ohio University.  Athens, Ohio


                        1954 – 1958      US Navy

                                                2nd class Electrician’s Mate




                        1997 – 1998      Ministerial Studies – Ordained Clergy

                                                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 Education

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.
                                                 Lima, Ohio.




                       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






                        Board Certified Christian Counselor          American Asso. of Christian Counselors


                       Board Certified Pastoral Counselor           American Asso. of Christian Counselors


                       Ordination                                             Harvest Network International


                        Authority to Solemnize Marriages            State of Ohio


License to Preach.                                 Assemblies of God.


                       Superintendent of Schools.                     Ohio Provisional.


                        High School Principal.                            Ohio Permanent.


                        Teaching.                                              Ohio Permanent.


                        Teacher Perceiver Specialist.                  Selection Research, Inc.



Some Additional



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 neighborhood.


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 Association.


                         Chairman of the Prayer Evangelism Task Force for Sidney and Shelby County.


                        Pastors’ facilitator for Prayer Evangelism in Sidney and Shelby County.


                        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 significant funds to help support the Christian school 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 Seminars attended – 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 conferences.


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