Lance Flood, PhD is the President & CEO of Tennessee Valley Ministries. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a B.S. in Religion, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. in Addictions and Recovery Counseling, and a Ph.D. 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 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, Family Dynamics Institute, and as a chaplain for a large regional corporation. In addition to his practice, he has traveled extensively across North America helping to develop counseling teams through his unique program which is offered both on-site, as well as online via live, interactive video. He also possesses a background in music ministry, having released several albums and traveled with the renowned Christian vocal group, Acappella. He currently resides with his family outside of Clarksville, TN where he serves as Senior Pastor of Cross Creek Baptist Church.
Deanna Flood, MA is the Vice President & COO of Tennessee Valley Ministries. In addition to an A.A. in Psychology from Central College (now Central Christian College), she is also a graduate of Liberty University, holding a B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Crisis and Trauma Counseling, M.A. in Addictions & Recovery Counseling, and Graduate Certificates in both 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 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. She is currently in the process of authoring a book which focuses on her experience as a mother coping with grief following the sudden death of their eldest child.
Jessica Edwards, MSW is the latest member of the team at Tennessee Valley Ministries. In addition to her role as Program Coordinator for Tennessee Valley Ministry Institute, Ms. Edwards also serves as a qualified mental health provider. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Alabama State University where she received her Bachelor's in Social Work. For her advocacy and mental health awareness efforts as a Social Work student, she was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success and Phi Alpha Honor Society. She went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Troy University, earning her Master's degree in Social Work concentrating in Direct Practice. She has spent 10 years working with high-risk youth in a faith-based environment and a total of 3 years working in the areas of foster care, substance abuse, and crisis intervention where she conducted psychosocial assessments, psychoeducation interventions, treatment planning, discharge summaries, and individualized service plans. Ms. Edwards enjoys being an aunt, godmother, and dog mom, researching, writing music and poetry, singing, dancing, traveling, reading, cosmetic artistry, and fashion.