About Us

Gary and MichelleHello! We are Gary and Michelle Ford. We live in Bangkok, Thailand as missionaries working with the Somprasong 4 Church of Christ. We’re blessed to have the Bartlett Woods Church of Christ in Memphis, TN as our sponsoring church. We previously lived in Mt. Carmel, IL where I (Gary) served as the Youth Minister at the Mt. Carmel church of Christ for 4 years.

Michelle and I both believe that God has been preparing us our whole lives to do foreign mission work. We’ve both had a heart for missions for a long time. Michelle grew up as a missionary kid in Moscow, Russia. I grew up as a military kid having lived across the country and in Germany. We both went through the Adventure In Missions (AIM) program at Sunset International Bible Institute (SIBI) in Lubbock, TX.  Michelle went to AIM in 2003 and served in Okinawa, Japan from 2004-2005. I went to AIM the following year in 2004 and spent my time in Bangkok, Thailand from 2005-2006.

Michelle and I met in 2007 while I was continuing studies in missions at SIBI. Our desire is to serve God and His people and our interest in missions kicked off our first few conversations in our relationship and we were married in the summer of 2009.

It’s both exciting and humbling to be here in Bangkok serving among the Thai people. Living in a city of about 15 million people with less than 1% Christians, our mission sometimes feels overwhelming. But we know that by His power, His working through the church here in Thailand, and with our supporters’ prayers that great things can happen here!