by Rev. Dr. Brock Ford,
ANTN Board Secretary & Membership Chair
After graduating from Emerson Theological Institute, being ordained, and taking a breath. I had the thought, “now what?” What were my next steps, how do I learn to be an actual minister and where do I turn for help? I wanted to be a part of people that had already taken those steps and learn from them.
After expressing this uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory with a dear friend and mentor, Martha Creek, she suggested that I look into ANTN.
I wanted direction and “boots on the ground” training. And it was ANTN that provided that for me. They offered workshops, hands-on in person, Zoom and phone call support to me which helped me build the foundation, vision, and mission for my ministry.
Further, I was introduced to hundreds of ANTN members at my first conference and from there I was being asked to guest speak locally in my area and by Zoom – all over the country. It was the launching pad for what is now “Brock Ford Life Ministries” with a focus on Outreach to the Disenfranchised, Struggling and Hurting souls within my reach.
And, I am grateful to be the Associate Spiritual Leader at Unity of Richmond East Bay.
So without a doubt I owe a huge thank you to ANTN, for all the open hearts welcoming me as family and supporting me in all that I do.
That my friends and future ANTN members is why I want to be a part of ANTN and why I continue.