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 A Bump in Life: True Stories of Hope & Courage during an Unplanned Pregnancy as well as Bump in Life Study Guide. Amy speaks nationally to a varied audiences 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
Some of the coolest stories are when God takes our lowest and most broken time in our lives, uses it to mold and shape us and then takes it even further by using that season of despair and catapults us into our destiny – making it a part of our perfect plan and purpose for our life where we have the ultimate fulfillment and that crazy John 10:10 life that is SO fun!
That is exactly what God did for Amy.
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. Since then, thousands of women have gone through the Embrace Grace program and were put back on a path towards Jesus. Currently, Embrace Grace is in almost 500 churches across the nation, in 47 states and 8 countries. 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 20 years to her high school sweetheart, Ryan, and has 4 children. Her oldest son, Jess, is now at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and majoring in Ministry and Pastoral Leadership. Mackenzie is a Junior, Landry is in 6th grade and Judah Brave is in 1st grade. The Ford family resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
"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."