FOUNDERS

William Ford III

Executive Co-Director

Will Ford III is Co Founding Director of 818 The Sign, and is a Professor at Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, TX.  As a Department Chair, he oversees the Marketplace Leadership Major.  Many know him internationally, however, for his family heirloom passed down through history, and its connection to slavery and prayer for freedom.

As a leader in the prayer movement, Will uses this “prayer bowl” (Rev. 5:8) as a catalyst for mobilizing prayer and teaching on prayer, unity, revival and societal transformation. He believes that it was the prayers of a godly remnant of all races—who were revivalists and abolitionists—that brought revival to America and ultimately ended slavery.  Receiving their mantle from yesterday, Will is actively training a new generation to release justice to the most marginalized today.

Dehavilland V. Ford

Executive Director

Dehavilland Ford serves as the primary visionary, with her husband Will, of The 818 Movement, which is committed to seeing revival and reformation sweep through the inner cities and all of America. Since she was 17 years old, Dehavilland has carried a passion for prayer. As a revivalist, she carries a forerunner message and has traveled across America and various parts of the world, including Africa, England, South America and Israel, preaching the gospel with a burning desire to see transformation in the earth. Dehavilland carries a deep burden to see a culture of life and an awakening of bridal love for Jesus released in our generation.

“I AND THE CHILDREN WHOM THE LORD HAS GIVEN ME, ARE FOR SIGNS AND WONDERS IN ISRAEL…” IS. 8:18”