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Born and raised on the west side of Chicago, Cedric Ford was introduced to the world of gospel music at a very young age. Early on, people began to recognize his innate musical abilities. At the tender age of 13, Cedric served as the Minister of Music of his grandfather’s church where he served in this post for 14 years while nurturing and developing his incredible gifts.
Cedric credits the shaping of his talents musically, to his parents (Elder Collin and Evangelist Emma J. Ford). His musical influences are, Rance Allen, Commission, Stevie Wonder, The Clark Sisters, Donnie Hathaway, and many others.
This time in his life undoubtedly prepared him for his recognized work with the Stellar Award Nominated, Shekinah Glory Ministry where Ford produced, sang and wrote, songs on two of their highly successful CDs, “Praise Is What I Do” and “Shekinah Glory Live”.
During this same time, Cedric began to expand his ministry and was called upon to contribute to the projects by gospel music legend Dorothy Norwood and the GMWA’s Men’s Choir. Cedric's deep gospel roots and soulful sound has allowed him to share the stage and pulpit alongside some of the greatest names in the Gospel Industry today such as; Donnie McClurkin, Dorothy Norwood, Albertina Walker, Israel Houghton and New Breed, Ron Kenoly, and many more.