bill1My name is Bill Grandi and I began as Lead Pastor of Owen Valley Christian Fellowship in November of 2005. OVCF is in Spencer, IN and was birthed in October of 2004. Spencer is a town of 3000, in a county of about 23,000, with about 70% of them unsaved.

I married my college sweetheart (Jo) on June 16, 1973. We have two daughters: one lives in Knoxville, TN as an elementary school teacher; the other is an assistant daycare leader who lives in Columbus, OH with our almost perfect grandson. I am an avid road cyclist riding a Trek Madone 2.3. When I find time for other things I also like to read, work 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles (especially trains), watch movies, and work out. I have a fascination with the Titanic and its history. Above all else though, I love spending time with Jo.

My personal mission statement is “to lead people to an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other.

Favorite Movies:
Back to the Future Trilogy
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Bourne movies
Open Range
Field Of Dreams
Titanic (Extended Version)
Captain America
Iron Man

Favorite TV show:
MacGyver (I like his creativity)
Current one: NCIS

Favorite pastime:
Cycling (road)
Working 1000+ piece jigsaw puzzles-for puzzles check out the following links:  here and here.

Favorite artist:
Jack Terry-www.jackterryart.com

Favorite Music:

I like ROCK: Stryper/Styx/Journey/Foreigner/Kansas/

I like “Oldies”: Tommy James & the Shondells/Frankie Valli

Christian: Disciple/Pillar/Skillet/Decyfer Down

16 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michelle says:

    I am very impressed with your blog and how much time you have put into making it speak God’s Word. I just released my blog http://awalkoffaith.wordpress.com and am excited about how God will use it to transform the hearts of men and women who are hungry for the Word and are ready to walk with Him. It would mean the world to me if you could check out my blog and share it with those around you.

    God bless and thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.
    Michelle Jensen

    Do you have any prayer requests for your blog?

  2. Robin Rane' says:

    Hey Bill…thank you so much for the comment this morning. I’ve looked around and can’t find your email address. Would you mind sending it to me? I’d like to share a prayer need.
    My email is :
    ps. I’m behind on comments on my favorite blogs but want to tell you I love how you see the deeper meanings in movies. Nothing is ever shallow and meaningless to me, so I love it when someone else does the same thing!

  3. *~Michelle~* says:

    Searching for your email addy myself…wanted to c/p my reply to you from today’s post. 🙂

    Also, I noticed that I replied to the notifications of prior comments only to find out that it was just bumping back to “reply-blogger” email addy and not directly to you. *sigh* I feel bad because now it feels like I was having a one way conversation and/or not sharing what was on my heart with your replies. ack!

    So if you wouldn’t mind, could you hook a sista up with your email addy? LOL


  4. Adam says:

    I am a blogger and am sending out a list of 10 questions to leaders, bloggers, writers, pastors, and artists to have them answer and posted on my blog on Fridays. i have already posted a couple.
    if you would like to participate please email me your email address and I will send you the questions.

    Thanks and God Bless,

  5. Bill – I just want to tell you how much I appreciate your blog, your writings and your spirit. I pray for you everytime you come to my mind. May God show you all His best.

  6. David says:

    Great blog you have established. Glad I stumbled in via High Calling Blogs

  7. jay sauser says:

    So I found HOle in the Gospel today for $5 at mardel’s and bought it. its on my list for next year.

  8. Michelle says:


    I love this picture of you and your wife! What a sweet couple. I will have to show Garrett tonight. I am sorry for not doing a better job of posting on your site. Life has definitely thrown me some curve balls as of late.

    How can Garrett and I keep you two love birds in prayer?
    Bless you,

  9. Glad to have found your blog. I live in Townsend,TN, which is just a hop, skip and a jump from your daughter.

  10. Ed says:

    Hey Bill, I realize that I tend to comment at some weird late hours on here. I am just a nightowl I guess. So allow me to apologize if I keep you up at nights also.

  11. Ed says:

    Hey Bill I may be able to offer you a real cheap steal deal on that lion portrait you like: http://inpulsearts.com/Word/?page_id=313

    Stay tuned! ; )

  12. Betty Jo says:

    I’m glad to have found you and Jo, and your awesome blog. I followed your link from Floyd’s blog. Just signed up to receive your post notices and am looking forward to further fellowship with you here in blog land.