Staff Counselors

Lance Flood, MA, PhDc serves as the President and Executive Director 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, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, MA in Addictions & Recovery Counseling, and Graduate Certificates in the areas of Pastoral Counseling and Executive Leadership. He is currently in the dissertation phase for his PhD in Pastoral Counseling, and is the President and founder of the North America Christian Counselors Association. He has utilized his counseling expertise for such organizations as The 700 Club and has an extensive background in music ministry, having released several albums, and traveled with the renowned vocal group, Acappella. He continues to remain active in this area as the founder and director of several Christian performing ensembles. He also works as a chaplain for a local organization.

Deanna Flood, MA, CPC 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 a Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling. 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 Executive Vice-President at Tennessee Valley Pastoral Counseling, 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 and case management, and discharge planning. She also serves as the Pastoral Care Director at Tennessee Valley Community Chapel, as well as regularly leads a women’s Bible study. Deanna is married to Lance, and God has richly blessed them throughout the years with five children and two grandchildren.

Lori Pohly, MS, ALC is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Management. She also holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Alabama A & M University. She previously served as a Clinical Intern for Crestwood Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit, and currently facilitates group therapy for clients struggling with opioid addiction. Lori is an Associate Licensed Counselor in the State of Alabama, and is in the process of completing the required internship hours to obtain her state licensure. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the North America Christian Counselors Association. She has been married to her husband for over three decades and they have been blessed with a large family. In her spare time, Lori enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and participating in group fitness. In addition to her counseling responsibilities, she also serves as a member of the board of directors for Tennessee Valley Ministries.

Online Counselors

Lance Flood, MA, PhDc
Deanna Flood, MA, CPC
Marlon Willingham, MA, CPC