Guest Speaker: Leighton Ford

I couldn’t be more excited about this week’s Starting Friday gathering. Rev. Leighton Ford is our guest speaker this week.

I’ve had the privilege to meet and hear Leighton a few times here in Charlotte. Our men’s group is in for a treat as Leighton will share his thoughts on mentoring, leadership and hearing God’s plan for us.

For our group, this is certainly timely as we enter a period of discernment about how we can expand our efforts to more intentional servant-leadership opportunities. In my email to Leighton earlier this week, on the topic of “servant-leadership”, I simply said….”I think you know a little bit about that….!”

Rev. Leighton Ford

As a brief bio, here’s Leighton from a recent article in celebration of his 90th birthday back in October, 2021:

Ford, brother-in-law to legendary evangelist Billy Graham, spent 30 years as an associate evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association before founding his own ministry focused on mentoring.

Ford’s son Kevin recently joined as chief catalyst.

From his home in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ford still runs Leighton Ford Ministries, encouraging pastors, missionaries and evangelists around the world. Many are in their 20s and 30s; others have been mentored by Ford for decades.

Please gather over Zoom or in SouthPark beginning at 7:30 am ET. I’ll open us in prayer at 7:45 am, then will introduce our speaker.


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