Reverend Dr. Edwin E. Ford
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ford leads the organizational mandates through programs that have proven records of accomplishment of success in moving clients into self-sufficiency, job readiness and emotional stability. He has received numerous civic, community and governmental awards for his extensive work, which attests to the substantial impact Dr. Ford has in the community. He received the 2014 City of Douglasville Outstanding Citizen Award, 2014 Recognition Proclamation from Douglas County Board of Commissioners and named Douglas County 2001 Citizen of the Year.
Dr. Ford retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections in February 2006, after fifteen years of exemplary service. Dr. Ford formerly held the position as Community Service Coordinator and his community service programs have been recognized as a catalyst to linking the criminal justice community to the rehabilitative efforts in the Douglas County community. The synergy of these unique careers has truly been the cornerstone of his life and ministry.
Dr. Ford has been certified as an Offender Workforce Development Specialist sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the National Institute of Corrections and is a Global Career Development Facilitator. He graduated from Savannah State University with graduate work at Armstrong State College. In 2012, Dr. Ford had several major distinctive accomplishments. The first was the grand opening of the School of Empowerment which provides state-of-the-art vocational training designed to change the Douglas County community one life at a time. Next, he was honored with being inducted into the Woodville-Tompkins Hall of Fame as an outstanding athlete. Finally, with distinction, Dr. Ford received the degree and title of Doctorate of Divinity from Saint Thomas Christian College.
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