There are some people, no matter what you do to them, no matter what they go through, they will never deny Jesus and they’ll never backslide. They can go without food, without a job, without lots of things, and they still have the joy of the Lord. They still tell people that Jesus Christ is the center of their joy. And Pastor Ford points out how we can do just that and what having this kind of mindset actually requires.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.