Dr. Roger and Tish Webb
Senior Pastors

Dr. 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 40 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 44 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. He is also an adjunct Professor at New Life Temple Bible college.

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

Dr. Webb
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 45 years with two adult children who are both married and in ministry at Grace Church. She is the grandmother to four 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?
Are you a morning person?
No, no.


Leona Houchens
KIDS Leader

Leona Houchens is a wife to one husband for 30 years, mother of four grown children and grandmother to six grandchildren. 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.


Becky Estridge

Becky Estridge has been a member of Grace Church of The Valley for tweny+ 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 and two beautiful girls. 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?
What is your dream car?
Cadillac Escalade


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?
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.


Doris Smith
Media Manager

Doris is married and a mother of two amazing adults, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, but don’t go looking  for her
baking pies or knitting in a rocking chair.
“I love technology and visual arts.” She along with photographer husband Art, owned Visions Photography in Aurora and Lawrenceburg
for 25 years. “I see all that training as preparation for my role in God’s plan for my life. What looked like defeat has blossomed into a new

life and purpose along side some of the greatest people on earth, my Grace Church family. In short, I am living the dream.”


Dave and Ariel Sizemore
Youth Pastors

Ariel Sizemore and Quinn Webb
Worship Leaders