School of Ministry

The Grace Church of The Valley School of Ministry is an educational extension of Grace Church of The Valley and vision of Dr. Webb. GCOTV School of Ministry is designed to provide a place for individuals of GCOTV and the community to develop a personal understanding of the Bible and God’s blessing for them.  Students are able to work towards a “Certificate of Theological Studies” over a two year period.  Between September and May the student completes fives courses per year over the two period, working towards their certificate.  This includes class time, reading assignments, taking an exam, and yes even writing those hated research papers.

Under the leadership of Dr. Webb and our Academic Dean Rev. Don Allen, Jr PhD students are challenged to learn, study, and share the word of God with others.  If you would like more information please contact Dr. Allen at

About our Academic Dean:  Dr. Don Allen, Jr brings over 35 years of pastoral ministry and teaching to GCOTV School of Ministry including having served as Pastor, Associate Pastor, Children’s Pastors, Men’s leader, and Christian Education Director.  He has also severed on the faculty of three local Bible Colleges and has written curriculum for a number of colleges.

Dr. Allen holds a PhD in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Louisiana Baptist University, a D.Litt. and a PhD in Pastoral Theology from St. Alcuin House Seminary.  Besides serving as our Academic Dean, he is also an Adjunct Professor at New Life Temple Bible College, Vision International University, and Aidan University.

Over the past 25 years Dr. Allen has also worked as an Alcohol Drug counselor and is currently a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor – Clinical Supervisor in the state of Ohio, and currently works for Ohio State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Don as he prefers to be called here at GCOTV is married to wonderful wife of 31 years, Lee, and has two grown children Meghan (attends here at Grace) and Ethan (Senior Pastor at Elmwood Wesleyan Church in Cincinnati). Ethan is engaged to Holly and will be getting married in April