Virgil Grant is currently Senior Pastor at Eastside Community Church in Richmond, Kentucky. Over the last five years, Eastside has grown from weekly attendance of 250 to a current attendance of over 900. In addition to leading the staff at Eastside, Virgil serves as a mentor coach for the Relational Discipleship Network in Post Falls, Idaho where he works with churches who are making the shift to disciple-making churches.
Virgil’s journey from a broken, self-dependent, highly dysfunctional leader, pastor, husband, and father to a growing, functional leader uniquely positions him to walk this journey with other leaders and organizations who desire clarity and breakthrough both personally and organizationally. Virgil is passionate about guiding individuals and organizations through the StratOp and LifePlan processes as they played a huge part in his journey toward becoming a healthy leader. He practices and lives by the phrase commonly quoted by JFK, “A rising tide lifts all boats.”
Virgil holds a Master’s degree of Divinity and a Doctorate in Ministry and Pastoral Care.
Virgil has been married to his wife, Rosemary, for 30 years. They have two children, Rachel and Jacob, as well as a daughter-in-law, Faith.