relate Staff

We all have different stories but share the same passion, to build the kingdom of God. Find out a little bit about each of the staff below.

Chuck & Tamera Ford

Pastors Chuck and Tamera lead Relate Church in Byram, MS. In 1992 Chuck answered God's call to pastor and asked Tamera to be his bride. (Two of the best decisions he's ever made.) He said yes then she said yes.

They have served in full time ministry as pastors and teaching in bible schools locally and abroad for over 25 years.

Chuck is a native of Mississippi and passionate about seeing this state reached for the glory of God.  Chuck and Tamera are members of Rhema Ministerial Association through which Chuck is ordained. 

Chuck and Tamera have two children; Sydney and Lucas and reside in the Byram area.



paul Ford

Executive pastor

Paul Ford has been in the ministry for 20+ years. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and has his Masters from Life Christian University. Paul is passionate about people pursuing and reaching their God-given purpose. He also happens to be very competitive and some (his wife) might say he is passionate about sports.

Paul is married to Casey and they have two children; Taylor and Nolan.




Fonzie Garcia has been a bar tender in a western movie, a thousand different skit characters, the instigator of fun and craziness for hundreds of children, but more importantly he has been a faithful leader in children's ministry (for what feels like at least 100 years).  He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and passionate about training children and students for the work of the ministry today so they can lead the church of tomorrow.

Fonzie is married to Deanna and they have three children; Abbe, Izzy and Gabe.