Out of a lifetime of ministry, Ward speaks today in churches, adult retreats and ministry conferences on transformational living, learning and leading in life’s second half. He began ministry as a young evangelist in 1959, and has served as a denominational youth director, a Christian college public relations director, a guest lecturer and adjunct professor, a writer and novelist, and pastor in three churches, including 5 years as pastor of the Assembly of God in Forks WA, 23 years as senior pastor of Valley Christian Center, Dublin CA, 7 years as executive pastor/pastoral care of the non-denominational Westminster Chapel, Bellevue WA. He served as executive director of CASA 50+ Network in 2008-2014. Ward lives in Washington state. A widower, he has 2 married children, 3 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. His interests and ministry have taken him to over 50 countries of the world.