Brandy Michelle Ford formally founded Game Changers 180 during the 2011 NFL training season. It started from sending weekly encouragement and prayer emails to the NFL/CFL players in her circle. It then developed to them asking if they could share it with their teammates and friends. It was fully launched into a full sports ministry because Brandy recognized there was a void in the sports world for these guys that needed someone regularly pouring into, encouraging, praying and walking with them though their walk with God.

As a former athlete and student athletic trainer, Brandy has been in and around the sports athletics world for over 20 years, and  doing ministry with athletes for over 16 years. 

Brandy is a former Student Athletic Trainer of both Alcorn State University and Mississippi State University. She was first enrolled at ASU and went on to graduate from Mississippi State University. It was at MSU that Brandy Michelle received her Business Administration degree with an emphasis in marketing, management and international business. After completing her undergraduate studies she went on to attend the Atlanta School of Massage and obtained a certification in Neuromuscular/Clinical massage therapy.  

During her sophomore year at ASU, Brandy was part of the core team that started a chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. While attending MSU, she was a Chaplain for both football and track and field. She also served as Vice President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been licensed in ministry since 2003 and was ordained as a minister in 2014 under Pastors Michael and Barbara Ford, Ambassadors for Christ Ministries International, Inc.

She has a sincere love and passion for God and sports. It is in that passion, that she reaches the lengths, depths and widths of the sports world to see athletes and coaches be everything God has called them to be, both on and off the court or field.