About

bill1My name is Bill Grandi and I began as Lead Pastor at Owen Valley Christian Fellowship in November of 2005. OVCF is in the small town of Spencer, IN and was birthed in October of 2004. Spencer is a town of about 2500 people, in Owen County, a county of about 23,000 people. It is hard to track but it is said that about 70% of Owen County is unsaved.

I am a Christ-follower. Like most people I struggle at times with the battle between good and evil in my life, but I’m honored to be one of the Father’s children. I’m glad I serve a “good, good Father.”

I am a husband. I married my college sweetheart (Jo) on June 16, 1973. She has followed me wherever God has led and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect match. We have recently renewed our love and commitment to each other and I look forward to growing old with her. Wait a second: I’m already old. Maybe I should say older?

I am a father. We have been blessed with two adult daughters. Our oldest, Tami, is a Kindergarten teacher in the Bloomington, IN school district. She has been teaching for close to 20 years and moved closer to us after living in Knoxville, TN for 15 years. Our youngest, Janna, is a personal trainer for the Y and LA Fitness after a career in Daycare. She and Jason have been married 13 years and are the parents of Braden, the best grandson ever (no prejudice just facts).

I  am a pastor. Besides spending the past 12 years at OVCF, I have been in the ministry for over 40 years. I want to do nothing else and feel called to do nothing other than be a shepherd.

I am a road cyclist. I’m too old and too fragile for mountain biking. I have always been a road cyclist. I ride a Trek Emonda ALR 5 (picture on banner). In November of 2016 I was hit by at hit-n-run driver at 60 mph. It is because of that accident that I have become an advocate for 3FeetPlease and have taken the case for a “3 Feet Law” to some Indiana lawmakers. In February of 2017 I was a victim of a cycling accident where I broke my collarbone, 3 ribs, did a face plant, split my helmet in 3 places, and had numerous contusions (which will be a constant reminder). It is by God’s good grace I lived to tell about it since I going down a hill. (I also have no recollection of how it happened).

Want to know more? I love watching action movies. I love doing 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles. I love music (rock, melodic metal and classic rock). I watch very little TV. When I do it is NCIS and MacGyver (My wife likes them both so we watch them together). I am a Back to the Future fan and some have called me a “Titanic fanatic.”

 

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