Brother, Cousin, Full-time Student, Producer, Friend, Mentor, Teacher, Youth Pastor...These are some of the many hats worn by Terrence L. Ford, otherwise known as GodFrame. Born in 1989 to proud parents, Judith and Terry Ford, GodFrame is a young man who loves to laugh, loves to sing, and loves to rap.
His love for music became apparent as soon as he was big enough to sit in the kitchen and beat on everything in sight. His first drum set was a circle of pots and pans complete with lids for cymbals and wooden spoons for drumsticks. At age nine, he began taking piano lessons, and he's been playing ever since. Over the years, his instrumental arsenal has expanded to include the saxophone and acoustic guitar.
In junior high he tried his hand at writing and producing music, and he continues to do so. He says, "Back then I was just experimenting. I was writing rhymes for no reason, making beats for no reason. It was just something fun to do. But once I started living for God forreal when I started college, music became more than a hobby for me. The stronger my passion for God grew, the more heart I poured into creating music that pleased Him and edified the body of Christ." In addition to producing all his own original music, he has produced for several local artists including DeJuan (www.drivendejuan.com), The Prophet, Tha Gift, and TwoThree (www.twothreemusic.com).
Even at the young age of 23, he has lived, learned, and seen a lot. He says, "Yeah, I wasn't always saved, and I'm still far from perfect. I've made some poor decisions, and I'm glad God taught me some valuable lessons as a result. But I've also learned a lot of lessons by seeing the triumphs and mistakes made by friends and family. By watching people around me, I see now that there are some things in life you just shouldn't be doing."
He currently serves as Youth Pastor at Victory Cathedral Worship Center (Chicago, IL) under the leadership of Rev. Smokie Norful, senior pastor.
GodFrame understands the importance of being an upright male role model, seeing as many young boys he encounters don't have the privilege of having a father in their household. He says, "It's critical to plant wise and just teachings into young people now...if WE don't raise them, the streets will...they're so impressionable. How will they know how to show respect, manage money, live holy, keep jobs, groom themselves, project good character, etc. if no one teaches them?" Getting souls saved, getting people healed and delivered, and allowing God's anointing to destroy yokes of bondage are his mission. No matter how many hats God tells him to wear, one hat is sure to remain on his head for good: "Man of God."