The StoryTeller has shared the stage with Gospel Artists such as:


Kim Stratton


Ricky Dillard



Allen & Allen


Kim McFarland


Albertina Walker

  John P. Kee

Detrick Haddon


Melvin Williams


K&K Mime




James E. Ford is an uniquely exciting Christian Humorist and Motivational Speaker. Gifted with the timely ability to reach people of all ages, occupations and backgrounds by using the challenging techniques of positive goal setting, clean humor, enlightening illustrations, and good old fashion common sense values. He is also the C.E.O. and Founder of Three Plus Me, Inc. an organization designed  to promote accelerated growth and create peak performance in the often challenging arena we call life. 

James was born in Chicago in the mid 50’s, grew up in a single parent home, located in the Stateway Garden Housing Project.  He was raised by his loving teenage mother and ever watchful grandfather, who instilled in him the virtues of self esteem, hard work, and never, never giving up on any task once begun.  Principles which allowed him to learn the fundamental basics of what causes some people in life to succeed while others fail; while some rise to the occasion and others fall beneath the situation.  He has taken these insights across the country for the last twenty years with life changing results.

In August of 2008 he became Founder & Pastor of The Word Made Flesh Ministries A new and exciting fellowship which primary  mission is to make the   scriptures alive with the principles that bring about good understanding, provokes a hunger for more of  the knowledge of God that kindles a desire to seek after His presence.


The Storyteller

As the Storyteller, James E. Ford has shared his life impacting insights, influencing and provoking students at the following Elementary Schools: 
*Bryn Mawr
*John Harvard
*Mahalia Jackson
*Alternative Transitional Program
*Charles H. Wacker
*Longwood Academy
Commencement Speaker:
*Ulysses S. Grant Elementary
*Carter G. Woodson Elementary
*Clara W. Barton Elementary
*Lindblom H.S.
*Thomas Charmers Elementary
*South Shore Academy H.S.
*John Mason Elementary
Career Day Speaker:
*Chicago Vocational Academy
*Marie Curie
*Paul Lawrence Dunbar
*Amundsen Roald High
*Neal F. Simeon
*South Shore Academy
*Percy L. Julian
*Nicholas Senn
*George Westinghouse
*John M. Harlan
*Bogan High School
*Jesse Spaulding High School
*Thomas Charmer
*Michael Faraday
*Songaai Learning Academy
*Charles Sumner
*Region 3 Principal’s Meeting
*Links Program
(Sponsored by Shell Oil)
*Real Men Read Program (Sponsored by the city of Chicago)

Principle Of The Day at the following schools:
*South Shore Academy H.S.
*Corliss H.S.

Gave insights at the following Colleges & Universities:
*Devry University
*Harold Washington College
*Kennedy King College
*Xavier University
*Chicago State University
*Prairie State College
*St. Francis University
*Louis University
*Bemidji University of Minnesota

He has Motivated and Inspired Thousands at such Venues as:
 *Lou Rawls United Negro College Telethon
*The American Federation of Labor of Griffith, Indiana
*The Independent Accountant Association of Illinois
*General Mills
*Commonwealth Edison
*Midwest Generation
*The Firman House Foster Care Association
*The First National Bank Of Ottawa
*Outboard Marine –Waukegan
*Citicorp Bank-Chicago
*Cotton Plant Arkansas Scholarship Organization
*The Tunica Mississippi Scholarship Award Banquet
*The Quaker Oats Gospel Fest
*The Cook County Correctional Center
*The Dwight Women’s Prison
*The United Way Crusade Of Mercy
*Office of the Inspector General





And many, many Banquets, Concerts and  Fundraisers too numerous to mention



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