Leadership

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Pastor Roger and Tish Webb
Senior Pastors

Pastor Webb brings a varied background as his role as Senior Pastor. His passion growing up was baseball and that drive led him to receive a scholarship at the University of Kentucky. He played all four years, was the captain of the team his senior year, and was also voted to the All Southeastern Conference, Eastern Division team that same year. That competitive spirit led him into corporate America, specifically into the sales,  management and training.

In 1976 Pastor Webb had a life-changing encounter with the Lord. With a new life in Christ a different focus began to emerge. He sensed a challenging call into ministry, and along with Pastor Tish began ministering together in 1981. In 1987, while still working full time in the corporate arena, they pioneered Grace Church of The Valley.

“My passion is the pursuit of the life-changing presence of Jesus! Our focus as a ministry is to bring people into that encounter with the living God, and then train them to be leaders in His Kingdom, from the workplace to the world.”

During their 36 years of ministry, they have traveled extensively throughout the world, ministering on several continents and in numerous nations. They have personally founded and lead the missions vision at Grace Church, which includes street ministry, ministering to local churches both here and in other countries, and leadership training for pastors in spiritually emerging nations.

The vision has seen 43 nations impacted directly by Pastor Webb, Pastor Tish or an ambassador from Grace Church. Pastor Webb has been involved with the local TBN programming for many years as a host and also as a singing guest locally and at the TBN International station. He recorded a music project, Bethlehem Morning, in the 80’s that has sold in several nations.

His undergraduate degree is in Business Administration, he has a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership, and a Doctorate in Strategic Christian Leadership.

Pastor Roger
What is you favorite movie?
Impossible to pick one; Chariots of Fire, Amazing Grace (Story of William Wilberforce), The
Italian Job, The Bourne Trilogy, Gladiator, Braveheart
What is your favorite sports team?
The University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Team
What goals do you have for your family?
Training emerging young leaders in the nations
If you could be a professional athlete, what sport would you play?
Second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds

Letitia ( Tish) Webb married for 42 years with two adult children who are both married and in ministry at Grace Church. She is the grandmother to two beautiful grandchildren. Tish has a BS from Western Kentucky University where she was awarded both academic and sorority leadership acknowledgments. She was in management positions in businesses, education and social work. She has launched two entrepreneurial businesses. She has traveled in missions work to seven nations to expand the Kingdom of God through evangelistic meetings and training leaders. She along with her husband have pioneered two churches in the Midwest and has leadership oversight of women’s and children’s ministries at Grace Church. Her passion is teaching on the prophetic and equipping the church for more effective evangelism.

Pastor Tish
What book are you reading right now?
Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud
What is your favorite movie?
What About Bob?
What dish do you cook well?
Soups
Are you a morning person?
No, no.

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Pastor Ryan and Donna Davidson
Youth Pastors

Ryan is a 2003 graduate of Valor Christian College (was World Harvest Bible College) in Columbus, Ohio with a degree in Pastoral Studies. He spent a total of 5 years living in Columbus and was on staff at World Harvest Church as lead guitarist on the dynamic World Harvest Church Music Ministry. In 2005 he moved back to Dearborn County where he was raised and married his high school sweetheart, Donna. In the Spring of 2005, Ryan became our Youth Pastor and in 2011 also became our Music Pastor.
Ryan’s focus on youth is all about the individual student! Each student deserves to be heard and loved. Ryan has realized that if you can truly change the direction of one young person, that will in turn change and influence the lives of all the people each student will touch for years to come. The Way Youth Group is Christ centered in all it does and believe we can do no good thing without the power of The Holy Spirit. They are a smiling group of students and leaders and love to have fun also.

Donna is a daughter – raised by two wonderful parents, Leroy and Frances Bischoff, who both instilled the importance of hard work, dedication and faith at an early age. She will forever be grateful for the values they taught her both by word and example.
Donna is a sister – the youngest of six children and the only girl; She appreciates the support given and yes, even sometimes being spoiled, by her older brothers.
Donna is an aunt – enjoying all the changing stages of her nieces’ and nephews’ lives; from babysitting and playing games to watching them graduate from college. They are all very dear to her heart.
Donna is a mother – proud to be called to the greatest position any woman could ever obtain. She embraces the joys and challenges of raising three wonderful children- Kayla, Xavier and Josalyn – hoping to train them up to love and follow Jesus and help and serve others.
Donna is a wife – joined with her caring and talented husband, Ryan, in traveling through their journey of faith together. Committed to focus on Christ as the center of their relationship and every endeavor they set their hearts to pursue. She is thankful for a husband who challenges her to trust God and expand her faith.
Donna is an occupational therapist – a graduate of Xavier University; she enjoys having a profession that rehabilitates people from injury or illness and helps them regain their independence and life purpose.
Donna is a youth leader – knowing that each student is designed by God, one uniquely different from the other, but all needing to know the love of Jesus. She hopes that through teaching, outings and living life together- she can help to mentor younger women into knowing Jesus personally in their daily lives.
Donna is a lover of Jesus Christ – redeemed and freed from the sin in her life; Happy to find love, hope and purpose in each day. Growing in faith with the blessing a church home and the help of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide her in all aspects of life. She is comforted to know that you can trust God in life, no matter what situation you face.

Donna
Are you a morning person?
Although it may take me 2-3 times of the pushing snooze button, I do prefer to get my day started early. I love a hot cup of coffee, a quiet house (no one else in my house gets up as early as I do!), and my journal to start the day.

What is your favorite movie?
Currently, Sherlock Holmes. I just love Robert Downer Jr.’s character!

What is your favorite dish to cook?
Whatever ingredients I find in my pantry and refrigerator that I can mix with some flair to create a “Donna’s Delight.”

Does God have a sense of humor?
Absolutely! I have way too many life experiences that could only be explained by having a God that likes to joke and laugh!

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Leona Houchens
KIDS Leader

Leona Houchens is a wife to one husband for 30 years, mother of four grown children and grandmother to one sweet baby girl. Leona believes that our walk with God is about the generations coming into their destinies in Christ. Leona Houchens desires to see all children everywhere knowing they have been fearfully and wonderfully made by God with a plan in mind for their good and His Glory. Leona taught her first Sunday School class of 5 year olds when she was ten years old. For the past 20 years, Leona has enjoyed teaching kids of all ages in and out of the church. She has a Bachelors degree in Middle Grades Education and is a certified teacher who tutors kids nightly in elementary reading and math while also working at Manchester Elementary School as a Remedial Aide. Inside the church, Leona has been instrumental in developing the Children’s Ministry at GCOTV. This includes weekly supervising the ministerial services of the nurseries and kids church, meeting with 3rd through 6th graders for Junior Leaders in Training(JLIT), and running Children’s Encounters called KIDS Treks with excellence. At this year’s Trek, we saw the fruit of Leona’s labors come full circle as some of her graduate JLIT were taking the lead in teaching the children and sharing their testimony. Leona says her greatest satisfaction comes when a child who does not know Jesus, comes into his presence for the first time and is in awe of how much He loves them. What could be better than that?

What did you want to be growing up?
When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher in the morning, a cowgirl in the afternoon, and a
mom at night.
What is your favorite food?
Spinach Salad
What was a life lesson you did not appreciate till years later?
I appreciate now the times when God has given me just when I wanted even when it wasn’t a
good thing, so that I could learn from my mistakes and seek Him more for His ways.
What is your dream car?
My dream car gets 50 mpg and can hold 10 kids.

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Pastor Ryan Davidson
Worship Pastor

As a Worship Pastor, Ryan believes that every person deserves an encounter with the true and living savior, Jesus Christ. He believes that biblical, spirit led music is a powerful way of entering into The Lord’s presence and glory.
As an accomplished musician, he has played on countless television broadcasts and music recording projects. He is also a song writer and producer. He has had the opportunity to play with artist and ministers like Eddie James, Donnie McClurkin, Clint Brown, Tim Edwards, Ronnie and Stephanie Harrison, Lisa Brunson, Rod Parsley, Benny Hinn and many more.
Although musicianship is very important to Ryan in expressing his love for Christ, he knows that the anointing and blessing of The Holy Spirit on his music is THE most important ingredient in worship music that moves the heart of God and frees peoples’ lives from sin’s chains.

Ryan would like to recognize his parents Ron and Anita Davidson, brother Brad Davidson, sister Julia Scholle and Grandparents June Durham, Harold and Kitten Davidson and wife Donna and children Kayla, Xavier and Josalyn. “Without the influence, prayer and support of my amazing family, I would be nothing. It’s not fair how much God has blessed me. I also want to thank Rod Parsely, David Danzy, Keith Dobbins and Ronnie and Stephanie Harrison for the opportunities you gave me and how you shaped me as a leader.”

In the animal kingdom, which animal would you be?
A Sasquatch
Are you a morning person?
Yes! That’s when I sleep the best!
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Winning the heart of my wife
In what ways are you a nerd?
Music and audio recording and mixing. I can talk about that stuff all day. But nobody cares. Lol!

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Becky Estridge
Administrator

Becky Estridge has been a member of Grace Church of The Valley for sixteen+ years. She currently serves as the Church’s Administrator. Prior to that, she served as the Director for the Internship program at Grace Church. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Becky has also been through Youth With a Mission’s Discipleship Training School and School of Evangelism. She has been able to travel to 6 nations spreading the love of Jesus. She resides in St. Leon with her wonderful husband, Chad. She enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with family and friends.

What book are you reading right now?
The Power of Blessing by Kerry Kirkwood
What is your favorite sports team?
Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals
Are you a morning person?
Yes
What is your dream car?
Cadillac Escalade

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Ariel Sizemore
Administrative Assistant

Ariel was born and raised in the Cincinnati area and in the church. She is the daughter of a pastor’s kid and is herself, a pastor’s kid. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising. In 2011, she married the love of her life, David, and has since started a commercial cleaning company. Ariel is a worshipper and loves to escort others into God’s presence.

Why did your parents pick your name?
It’s in Isaiah 29
What dish do you cook well?
Salmon
How many emails do you get in one day?
Real emails that needs a reply or sales ads?
If you could be a professional athlete, what sport would you play?
I would be a professional wakeboarder or a golfer. Wakeboarder because I love it. Golfer
because they get to be outside on a gorgeous course all day.