Apostle Alford is a native of Maywood, Illinois where he attended Proviso East High School. During his continued educational process, he obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Drafting.
Apostle Alford's first experience in the ministry was as a musician. He soon became known as a gifted singer and songwriter, recording several albums throughout the years. God continues to use him in the ministry of music, prophetically flowing in the anointing of a psalmist.
In 1983, Apostle Alford accepted the call as pastor, the church has experienced tremendous growth with the mission to be "Repairers of the Breach". "And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in." Isaiah 58:12
Apostle Alford has a genuine love for God's people and he yearns to see them blessed. His compassion towards pastors in need of direction, healing, and refreshing has lead to the formation of the Progressive Fellowship for Kingdom Builders (PFFKB). PFFKB is designed to minister to pastors in their area of need. He lovingly extends open arms to all that have been wounded, scarred, and hurting, providing an atmosphere of rest and recovery.
Apostle Alford demonstrates his commitment to "win the lost at any cost" as he utilizes various means to spread the gospel. He conducts deliverance services and crusades throughout the city of Chicago and other parts of the country. His evangelistic outreach includes jail ministry, door-to-door ministry, and hospital ministry. He believes strongly in the principles of fasting and praying until lives are changed.
Apostle Alford is happily married to Gloria Windom Alford and the father of their four children, Donald II, Stephon, Terrell and Brianna.