Counseling Team


Lance G. Flood, PhD is the President & CEO of Tennessee Valley Ministries, which includes the divisions of Tennessee Valley Pastoral Counseling, Tennessee Valley Ministry Institute, Tennessee Valley Community Chapel, and Tennessee Valley Christian Media. He is a graduate of Liberty University, holding a BS in Religion and Christian Counseling, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, MA in Addictions and 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 holds Graduate Certificates from Liberty University in the areas of Executive Leadership and Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Flood is the President and founder of the North America Christian Counselors Association and has utilized his counseling expertise for such organizations as The 700 Club. He also has an extensive background in music ministry, having released several albums, and traveled with the renowned vocal group, Acappella. He remains focused in this area as founder and director of several Christian performing ensembles. In addition to his current roles, he also serves as a chaplain for a large corporation.


Deanna Flood, MA is the Executive Vice-President of Tennessee Valley Ministries and 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 the areas of Pastoral Counseling and Christian Ministry. A professional member of the North America Christian Counselors Association, she is especially passionate about counseling issues which are related to women and children. In addition to her vital role as both a counselor and the Chief Operations Officer of 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. She also serves as the Pastoral Care Director at Tennessee Valley Community Chapel. Deanna is married to Lance, and God has richly blessed them through the years with five children and two grandchildren.