Grady D. King has served in congregational ministry since 1977. He served as a Youth and Family Minister in McAlester, OK and Grand Prairie, TX and as a Preaching Minister in Austin, TX; Muskogee, OK; Mansfield, TX; and Irving, TX. Twenty-six years of his ministry were with two congregations: Mansfield Church of Christ (1990-1995; 2010-2016) and South MacArthur Church of Christ in Irving, TX (1996-2010). In 2017 he transitioned to HOPE Network Ministries full-time as co-leader and Vice President.
Part of his work with HOPE Network includes serving as the Director of Church Resources at Oklahoma Christian University and as an adjunct ministry teacher at OCU.
Grady received his formal education at Oklahoma Christian University and Abilene Christian University (B.S. in Education; M.S. Biblical Studies; D. Min). He and his wife, Karen, were married in 1979 and have two married children: Josh and Carolyn King; Christin and Chad Paradowski.
His passion is healthy leaders, healthy churches and he feels called to come alongside ministers and elders in helpful ways. He is a certified Grip Birkman Coach & Trainer. (Grip Birkman is a resource used for team building in discovering individual spiritual gifts and personality orientation including stress factors).
Grady’s writings include multiple blogs for HOPE Network Ministries and chapters in various HOPE Network Ministries books. The names of his chapters are: HOPE for Weary Leaders; When Leaders Are Stuck: A Guide to Communal Discernment,andA Bully on the Playground: Courageous Strategies for Dealing with Bullies in the Church and Leadership.
He enjoys reading, good music, conversations about leadership, philosophy, and doing life well. He likes international travel, sports, and walking in scenic places.