NATIONAL SPEAKER & AUTHOR
Amy Ford is the Co-Founder and President of Embrace Grace, a non-profit that inspires and equips the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families. She is also the author of the book, Help Her Be Brave: Discover Your Place in the Pro-Life Movement released January 2021 as well as other books. Amy speaks nationally to a varied audience including women’s ministry events, pro-life and adoption conferences, church leadership equipping and pregnancy center benefits.
Serving in Embrace Grace, she has countless stories of how churches, pregnancy centers and the body of Christ have come together to impact communities in a beautiful way.
She brings a fresh perspective of how one life can make a difference by stepping out of our comfort zones and just loving people. Amy delivers a combination of inspiration, authenticity, and depth to every event.
A GLIMPSE INTO HER STORY
Going through an unplanned pregnancy in her teens was one of the hardest times in her life. She remembers so well how lonely and ashamed she felt. Friends pulled away and she felt uncomfortable at church. Looking back on those 9 months of brokenness, fueled the passion and desire to change things for young women with unplanned pregnancies. Amy and her friend Salina, started a small group within Gateway church that met weekly with girls in that same situation providing support, friendship, guidance and love. A few years later in 2012, Embrace Grace, a national non profit to equip churches all around the nation to have a pro-love focus and help women be brave and choose life, was founded. Since then, thousands of women have gone through the Embrace Grace program and were put back on a path towards Jesus.
Serving in Embrace Grace, Amy has seen first-hand how women have felt empowered to choose life for their babies because of the impact of the pregnancy centers in their community and knowing she has the community of a local church. Pregnancy centers are the first response team and the church is the hospital.
Currently, Embrace Grace is in 50 states and 7 countries, with over 1,000 support groups in churches across the nation. The heart of Embrace Grace is to make the church one of the first places a young woman runs to instead of the last because of shame and guilt.
Amy has been married for over 25 years to her high school sweetheart, Ryan, and has 4 children. Her oldest son, Jess, recently obtained an MBA from Oral Roberts University, concentrating in Christian Leadership, and now works for Youth for Christ USA. He has been married to his wife, Audrey, since 2020. Mackenzie is a student at Colorado Christian University, Landry is a Junior in high school, and Judah Brave is in 6th grade. The Ford family resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
"Amy, just like Jess, superseded my expectations. She was very riveting and impactful. Words used by various attendees were: 'excellent', 'amazing', 'outstanding' and that's just a few of the comments. People loved both her and Jess!"
”Amy Ford is wonderful! I believe she has a gifting in boldly speaking the needs of your organization and in hearing clearly from the Lord about what He has for your organization. She spoke a word at our event that she believed the Lord was going to raise a certain amount that night (it was more than our goal) and that was exactly what came in! Down to a very significant one-time gift that she also believed would be given! There is no doubt that God has given her favor in the ask! We almost tripled what we had raised the year before! Amy is personable, fun and definitely someone I would highly recommend to anyone considering having her!”
"With her Texas charm and passion for the Lord, Amy Ford left a lasting impression on all who attended our fundraising banquet. As the Lord spoke through her to our guests, Amy was able to cross denominational lines and differing opinions to bring everyone together for the Pro-Life and Pro-Love cause. I have never had as many people follow up with cards and phone calls after the banquet to say how much they were impacted by what our speaker had to say. It is exciting to watch as our churches and supporters put the charge to be pro-love in action through Embrace Grace and change the lives of so many men and women in our community! I would recommend Embrace Grace and having Amy Ford speak to any Pregnancy Center that is desiring to develop their church relationships and give their church a practical resource to love and embrace the women we serve. We have raised more money at this fundraiser than we ever have."