our staff

The staff and leadership here at Grantwood are here to serve. We would love to connect with you personally and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us with prayer requests, needs, or just to talk. We are here for you.

  • Paul Morrison, lead pastor

    November 12, 2008 Paul surrendered to God's call on his life to serve in vocational ministry. Since then he has set out to follow God's lead wherever that would take him. He has previously served as a youth pastor and has filled a number of both preaching and leadership roles in a variety of ministries.

    Paul received a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Scarborough College, a Master of Divinity with concentrations in Christian Ethics and Biblical Languages, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Ethics and Biblical Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Paul is driven by a passion for the lost and discipleship, and aspires to train others to think biblically. In addition to his role at GCC, Paul also serves as the Director of Ohio Theological Institute.

    When he's not in the pulpit, Paul enjoys catching a Tribe game, a good cup of coffee, and spending time with his wife Sarah. 


  • Walt Blanchard, pastor

    At the age of ten Walt found himself preaching in his own home, expounding on verses that his mom had hanging around the house. By the age of 18 he recommitted his life to the Lord and found his love of caring for others. He received his Bachelor of Science in Bible and Theology from Lee University. Since his early 20s he has been active in church leadership across the various states he has lived. 


    Walt and his wife, Cory, have been married since 1982 and have one daughter, a son-in-law, and four grandkids who are all ministering to the people of South Dakota. Walt found us by receiving a flyer from before we launched and has been involved in the vision we have here at GCC ever since. Walt is passionate about discipling people and exhorting them to move closer to God through an open Bible. Even more, he is interested in the intersection of the Bible and science—ask him your tough questions!


    When he’s not working, Walt enjoys reading and playing guitar. He loves the outdoors and tinkering around their house and cars. 


  • SARAH MORRISON, music director

    Sarah has led music in a number of ministries, and has a gift for giving old hymns a new sound. Sarah is a self-taught guitarist and singer, and loves to sing praises to her God. 

    Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Scarborough College. In addition to her role at GCC, she also works as a staff writer for The Daily Grace Co.

     When she isn't leading worship, Sarah enjoys reading a good book, a hot cup of tea, and playing with her puppies. Paul and Sarah were married March 7, 2014.