Angelia started her walk with God as a young girl, attending Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Edward Stephens, Sr. It was a requirement of Angelia’s mother that family attend Sunday School and Church. Angelia made the best of her requirement working diligently as a choir member and lead singer in the church choir. As a teenager, Angelia knew there was a calling on her life but, unsure of what the calling was, as well as not being totally ready to surrender to the Lord’s calling. However, God had a plan for Angelia and kept his hands on her as she listened to his directions. Angelia rededicated her life to the Lord and took heed to his calling for a deeper relationship with him. In 1984, she joined the Temple of Deliverance Church of God In Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop G.E. Patterson.
She began to seek God the more and He filled her with the Holy Ghost at the age of 23. She had been a Faithful member of Temple of Deliverance (COGIC) for 21 years. She has worked diligently as a Praise leader, Choir member, Prayer Counselor, Prison Ministry Volunteer, Pulpit Aide, Sunday School Teacher and other Auxiliaries the Ministry. While under Bishop Patterson’s leadership, Angelia received 3 levels of training which included Aspiring Missionary, Deaconess and Evangelist Licenses. She has a special focus of praying and concern for the deliverance of those in bondage. Evangelist Ford graduated from Bartlett High School and continued her studies at Shelby State Community College, State Technical Institute and the University of Tennessee Center of Health Science Department pursuing a Science Degree.
In her professional career, she’s a Histotechnologist (study of tissue) and board registered with The American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). She has worked in Medical Laboratories for a combination of over Forty years. Evangelist Ford has a strong compassion for delivering the Word of God to those who are incarcerated and serves as a Volunteer Chaplain for the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in the state of Tennessee.
She was Ordained November 2008. She received a Honorary Doctorate Degree April 2018. She received a Purpose Pushers Coaching Certification in September 2020.