Grady’s passion is helping church leaders and congregations in healthy, gospel focused ministry. Since 2016, he has done interim work in Stephenville, Terrell, Paris, Lufkin, TX and Salt Lake City, Utah. As President of HOPE Network, he works with approximately 30 congregations, 50+ ministers and 75+ elders annually in a variety of ways: providing resources, elder-minister team building; elder group functioning and focusing the church outward to the community.
Since 1977 he served in five congregations as youth minister (7 years) and preacher (33 years) with 27 of those years in two congregations (Mansfield and Irving, TX). In 2016, his work with HOPE Network expanded to serving as Director of Church Resources at Oklahoma Christian University part time. He coordinates special events including a conference of preachers (KERYGMA); Rural Ministry Webinar; Fall Equipping DAY and ONE VOICE: An Evening of Worship for OKC area churches.
Grady earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from OC in 1977; a Master of Science in Biblical Studies (1989) and Doctor of Ministry (2005) from ACU. He and his wife, Karen live in Irving, TX and are members of the Mansfield Church of Christ. Karen is in HR with Irving ISD. They have two married children with two grandchildren: Josh, Carolyn and Madeline King; Christin, Chad and Sawyer Paradowski.
He enjoys reading, watching sports, golf, nature, international travel and Sooner Youth Camp, Lake Murray, Oklahoma since age 13.