The Evangelistic Messengers Association (EMA), an 80 year old international ministry from Tennessee, is proud to announce the move of its international headquarters to Ennis, Texas.  The former Claystone Healthcare Center on South Clay was purchased this past January by EMA for its new headquarters.

Over the past few months, the staff of EMA has been busy preparing the 21,000+ square-foot, 70 room facility to provide space for EMA’s world outreach ministry program. 

“World evangelization and the training of laborers to fulfill the great commission has been the heartbeat of EMA for many years. We are excited about acquiring the former Claystone building for our international headquarters. It will meet a real need in providing us with the needed space for expansion. Plans are now being made for ministries and offices, as well as living space for missionaries and others who are working in the ministry. Almost everyone who works on EMA staff is a volunteer. We are looking forward to people here in the community becoming an important part of world-evangelization by volunteering to work with EMA. We presently need help in many areas.” Dr. Ford and his wife, Rose, purchased a home on Cody Road in September. The Fords state that though they miss Tennessee, they love living in the Ennis area. The Fords have two children living in Texas. Their son, Joshua, lives in Euless and their daughter, Faith Ellis, lives in Allen. Their oldest daughter, Charity Marroquin, directs another ministry the Fords have in Nicaragua.   For more information about EMA, visit  or contact Dr. Ford at (469) 309-2364 or