Steve Hammond

2024 Banquet Fundraiser

At the age of 16, Jess Ford co-founded Ignite Student Ministries, a weekly multi-site youth gathering of over 600 students around DFW. Since then, Jess graduated from Oral Roberts University with his undergraduate degree in Ministry and Leadership. Jess recently obtained an MBA from Oral Roberts University, concentrating in Christian leadership. Today, Jess works full-time for Live Action and serves as a writer for Focus on the Family.

The sanctity of life is an issue close to his heart because of his own story, as Jess was nearly aborted when his mom had an unplanned pregnancy. Today, Jess actively speaks through a pro-love organization that his mother, Amy Ford, founded called Embrace Grace.

Jess is passionate about communicating the beauty of God and the gift of life we are blessed with.

2024 Banquet Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors

Ohio Health, Custom Assembly, Blue Creek Farms

Premier Sponsor

Strategence Capital

Gold Level Sponsors

Edward Jones Investments, the CHURCH, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Van Wert County Foundation, Calvary Evangelical Church

PLC Health Clinic

FREE pregnancy testing, limited obstetric ultrasound, STD/STI testing for women and men, prenatal and parenting classes, and material support.