Felisha Ford, Ph.D.

Felisha Ford, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

Email: fford@jakesdivinity.org


A distinguished educator, life strategist, mentor, author and speaker, Dr. Felisha Ford is a native of Montgomery, AL. She currently resides in Grapevine, Texas with her husband, Bishop Demetrius Ford, their two sons, and a daughter-by-love.

She holds postsecondary degrees in counseling and psychology from Alabama A&M University (Bachelor of Arts), Troy University (Master of Arts), and Capella University (Doctor of Philosophy).

Dr. Ford’s professional career includes 17 years of experience as a higher education administrator. She is currently serving as Assistant Dean at Jakes Divinity School. She is well-versed in guiding students down the path of academic achievement and personal and career development. She has also effectively lead teams in the development, execution, and assessment of strategic plans and student success initiatives to increase persistence, retention, and completion rates. Her work ethic embodies professionalism, excellence, quality, productivity, and accountability.

Even though Dr. Ford esteems educational and professional opportunities as blessings from God, she realizes that there is a much higher calling and opportunity that God presents to us in life and that is to serve Him and others and to be obedient to His divine calling. In the execution of her obedience to God and through the leading and empowerment of the Holy Spirit, Dr. Ford has been fulfilling her divine call in ministry in various capacities to include: becoming licensed as a minister (1999) and ordained as an elder (2001); co-founding and co-pastoring a church for 12 years alongside her husband; and empowering women and serving her community through her Women of Excellence ministry for over a decade which has included empowerment and mentoring sessions, annual conferences, outreach efforts, and scholarships. Dr. Ford has enjoyed sharing the life-changing message of Jesus Christ at numerous services, conferences, and events in her local community and across the nation. She has also had the privilege of sharing on Trinity Broadcasting Network (Montgomery) on two memorable occasions. She is currently serving in ministry at The Potter’s House North Dallas under the leadership of Bishop Joby and Pastor Sheryl Brady.

In 2018, Dr. Ford published her first book entitled Pearls for Everyday Life which is a 60-day inspirational devotional. Her daily goal is to live as a yielded vessel ready for the Master to use (II Tim. 2:21).

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