Ashley Beckford // Associate Pastor
About Pastor Ashley...
Ashley Beckford is the Associate Pastor for Unite Church, with her main focus being worship, creative, and operations. Growing up as “an athlete who liked music but hated being in front of people,” Ashley will tell you that it took a lot of convincing for her to move into the direction of singing and songwriting. While it was a slow and steady process of stepping towards music, she began her professional career as a worship leader in 2006 and since then has been a part of several original worship recording projects with Valley Worship, her previous church's songwriting community. In 2013, she released her debut solo worship album, Heart After You, and recently released a new single called “Light of the World”.
Ashley married Lance Beckford, another amazing musician, in 2009 and they had their first baby boy in 2016. According to Lead Pastor Jeff Snodgrass, “Lance and Ashley are such a caring and dynamic couple- their relentless support of each other and their passion for life is contagious.”
In 2014, Ashley founded Project WOW, an organization that encourages growth and development of women worship leaders and pastors. She is passionate about raising up the next generation of women in worship and seeing female worship leaders live out their calling. Her passion for women in ministry has lead her to join the She Leads team, a ministry focused on connecting, inspiring, and resourcing women in ministry. As a humble yet daring leader, Ashley is amazing at tending to the hearts of those she pastors. We are blessed to have her as an instrumental part of our team.