During her childhood, she attended the Catholic Church. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an evangelistic healing crusade in 1995. In 1996, her life was transformed through the merciful, delivering power of God and since that time she has been sharing her personal testimony which has brought hope, understanding, and healing to many throughout the world and has been a blessing and encouragement to others attempting to overcome life’s challenges.  Shortly thereafter, she and her husband, Calvin, participated in mission trips to the Phillipines and Mexico sharing their personal testimonies on the power of God’s merciful love to save, heal, deliver, and prosper.


Dr. Bernal-Ward’s speaking and teaching ministry was birthed in Thousand Oaks, CA when the United Methodist Church invited her to speak at their annual Prayer and Healing conference in 2003.  The Lord immediately opened other doors of ministry in Fiji, TBN Fiji, Malibu Vineyard, Youth With a Mission (YWAM)/University of the Nations Kona Hawaii, Women’s AGLOW, Victory Outreach, Dream Center Los Angeles, Costa Rica, and Mexico. She is a worshipper at heart, and loves to see others walk in the fullness of God’s promises.


On behalf of Mercy & Grace Global Ministries, Dr. Bernal-Ward’s activities include speaking, teaching, writing, and prayer ministry focused on Christian Counseling Concepts both in the United States and globally.  Prayer and healing ministry is also a focal point of speaking engagements. She has both professional training and personal experience overcoming challenges in an empathic, practical manner. She is humbled by the privilege and delight to serve the Lord through the ministry of  Biblical Christian counseling.  It is our desire to see the body of Christ whole and healthy and prospering in every area of life.

Dr. Isabel Bernal-Ward is the Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Mercy & Grace Global Ministries (MGGM). She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC), teacher, and speaker.  In 1991, she received her PhD degree from the California School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a proficiency in Ethnic Minority Mental Health and received her certificate in pastoral counseling from Emerge Ministries in 2000.  Dr. Bernal-Ward has 20 years of experience providing professional counseling services to the public. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

Calvin Ward:

 Calvin and Isabel Ward are husband and wife.  They have been married since 1997 and have a son. They served as Elders at Malibu Vineyard Church, over-seer’s of a prayer ministry team, and served as bus captains on a tour to the Holy Land.  Calvin is an anointed preacher at heart and an effective communicator whose passion is to preach the Word of God in the United States and globally. He has participated in evangelistic mission trips to the Philipines, and Mexico. He has served faithfully in children’s ministry, prayer ministry, men’s ministry, and church services administrator. He currently serves as a Board member for the Altar-LA. He has been used of God in Word of Knowledge, healing, and as a prophetic encourager. He received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at age 12 and felt the call of God on his life from an early age. His interests include watching movies, football, and basketball.  He enjoys serving as a volunteer coach in community youth programs.


Dr. Isabel Bernal-Ward