Lance Flood, PhD is the President & CEO of Tennessee Valley Ministries which includes the divisions of Tennessee Valley Pastoral Counseling, Tennessee Valley Ministry Institute, and Tennessee Valley Christian Media. He is a graduate of Liberty University, holding an AA in Religion, BS in Religion & Christian Counseling, MA in Marriage & Family Therapy, MA in Addictions & Recovery Counseling, and a PhD in Pastoral Counseling. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, The Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an Integrated Model Within a Christian Counseling Environment. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership from Liberty, along with a certificate in Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary and one in Missions from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Flood is also the President and founder of North America Christian Counselors Association and has utilized his counseling expertise for several large corporations. In addition to his practice, he has traveled extensively helping develop church-based counseling teams through the certified training program he developed and has taught to thousands of students across North America. He continues to teach it online four times a year. He also directs and performs with the group, Full Pardon. He resides with his family in Tennessee where he also serves as the Pastor of a local church.


Deanna M. Flood, MA is the Vice President & COO of Tennessee Valley Ministries. In addition to an AA in Psychology from Central College (currently Central Christian College), she is also a graduate of Liberty University, holding a BS in Psychology, MA in Crisis and Trauma Counseling, MA in Addictions & Recovery Counseling, and Graduate Certificates in both Pastoral Counseling and Christian Ministry. She is especially passionate about counseling issues related to women and children. In addition to her vital roles within Tennessee Valley Ministries, she has also served as a Clinical Intern for Decatur General West Behavioral Medicine Center where she was responsible for completing psychosocial assessments, developing treatment plans for various diagnoses, assisting with group therapy, case management and discharge planning. Deanna is married to Lance, and God has blessed them over their years together with five children and six grandchildren. In addition to traveling with Lance, she also enjoys spending time with their grandchildren and pets. She is currently in the process of authoring a book which focuses on her experience coping with grief following the sudden death of their eldest child.


Heather J. Genz, EdD is the Vice President for the division of Tennessee Valley Ministry Institute, where she is responsible for the training and supervision of our team of ministry representatives, among additional duties within the organization. Dr. Genz earned her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in English from Austin Peay State University. Following which, she attended Walden University, where she received her M.S. in Integrating Technology in the Classroom, along with an Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled, Education, Prevention, and Intervention of Traditional and Electronic Bullying in Middle School. She is married to David Genz, also an education professional, and they live with their family in Tennessee. Active in both her church and community, Heather enjoys such activities as: reading a good series, taking short walks, and trying new recipes.