Pastor Ashford was born on June 24, 1966 in Wayne County to Herman and Bessie Ashford. He is a 1984 graduate of Hobbton High School. He then attended Fayetteville State University where he pursued a communications/broadcasting degree;  however God had other plans for his life.  Pastor Ashford received the call of the Lord on his life to become a Minister. He then dedicated his life, strength, and abilities unto the Lord as he has maintained leadership roles for the past several years.

Pastor Ashford and his wife, Vonder, are the founders and pastors of the fine illustrious New Vision Christian Church Ministries Inc. located in Clinton, NC. He and his wife have been married for thirteen blessed years and presently reside in Goldsboro, NC.

They are the proud parents of three wonderful sons: Shelton, Isaac and Justin Ashford.  He has received many certificates and awards for his dedication and commitment to the service of the Lord.

Pastor Ashford believes wholeheartedly that he has been commissioned by God to see the body of Christ approve things that excellent; being sincere and without offense until the day of Jesus Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God!