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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Argrow Kitnequa Evans-Ford  

Pen Name: Kit Evans-Ford

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1982 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Illinois Connection

Evans-Ford moved to Rock Island, Illinois in 2013 with her husband Rev. Dwight Ford, who grew up in the Quad Cities. She attended Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois for her Doctorate.

Biographical and Professional Information

National trainer and speaker with Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, Kit Evans is a woman who is passionate about nonviolence, God, and serving others. She has been a trainer and activist for 15 years working relentlessly in the areas of nonviolence education, violence prevention, special education, rape crisis intervention, HIV and AIDS, and assisting people in healing from violence and abuse. Born in Mebane, North Carolina, education became a positive outlet for her at a young age. Kit also grew up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church where many of her immediate family serve as ordained clergy. This includes her mother, the Rev. Dorothy Warren and grandmother, the late Rev. Argrow Margaret Warren. Kit holds a BA in Communications Studies (UNC Chapel Hill), a MA in Teaching: Special Education (Trinity University), MA in Social Justice and Community Development (SIT Graduate Institute), MDiv degree (Pacific School of Religion), and a Doctorate in Spiritual Direction (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary). She has studied, worked, and served in England, Japan, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis. Kit is a Teach For America and US Peace Corps Alumni.In May of 2008, Kit became a survivor of an extremely violent sexual assault on her life. After surviving the attack, she became more driven to promote the power of nonviolent social change. Kit is the founder of Testimonies of Hope: The Intercultural Christian Devotional Community and Overcoming the S.T.O.R.M: A Program For Women Healing From Sexual Violence. She is the author of 101 Testimonies of Hope: Life Stories To Encourage Your Faith In God and A Children's Book on Bishop Richard Allen: A Nonviolent Journey. She now uses her education, teachings on nonviolence and conflict resolution, travels, experiences with healing, dance, and spirituality as a speaker, teacher, peace activist, and author. Kit currently resides in Rock Island, Illinois with her husband, the Rev. Dwight L. Ford.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

A Children's Book On Bishop Richard Allen: A Nonviolent Journey
ISBN: 0692208968

Testimonies of Hope. 2014

A Children's Book on Bishop Richard Allen: A Nonviolent Journey takes you on an adventure of Bishop Richard Allen's life. In the book, the character, Grandma Argrow, tells her granddaughter, Bobbi, the story of Allen. She details his life from slavery to freedom to eventually becoming the Founder and first Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Bishop Allen models character traits connected to freedom, faith, family, education, nonviolence, courage, and love which illustrate positive values for children and adults today. Remarkable acrylic paintings and watercolor effects give full expression to the life and legacy of such an important person in history, the Bishop Richard Allen.

A Children's Book On Bishop Richard Allen: A Nonviolent Journey (Curriculum)
ISBN: 0692275207

Testimonies of Hope. 2014

This curriculum is to be used with, A Children’s Book On Bishop Richard Allen: A Nonviolent Journey, and highlights some of the ways that teachers and parents can extend learning for students. The activities include many subject areas. Language Arts topics include: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. Social Studies topics include: Genealogy, Geography, and History. There are also lessons on Anti-Bullying, Art, and Mathematics. We give you many angles to look at and learn from Bishop Richard Allen’s life. This curriculum is full of helpful content, creativity, and insightful insight for you and your students.

101 Testimonies of Hope: Life Stories To Encourage Your Faith In God
ISBN: 0615936822

Testimonies of Hope. 2014

101 Testimonies of Hope takes you on an encouraging journey through life stories about Dreams, Faith, Hope, Healing, Prayer, Relationships, Joy, Love, Solidarity and Justice, Discipleship, and Trust. These stories are the testimonies of 52 Hope Writers and Hope Artists, shared through their devotionals, poetry, and artwork, assisted by Hope Translators, who also contributed Bible verses in 14 languages. Representing 12 countries and 14 languages, these contributors are all members of the Testimonies of Hope community (, within which testimonies such as these are called Hope Devotions and Hope Artist Reflections. 100 percent of the proceeds from this book will go back to our community for Hope Donations to ministries around the world!

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Contact Kit Evans-Ford - 919-428-5511 Evans-Ford conducts teacher trainings and workshops on nonviolence and anti-bullying. She is also available for book talks and book signings. Fees Available Upon Request Travel Anywhere