About Me Page

I’m Dr. Garland Vance, your guide to With God Leadership.  I empower and mobilize Christian influencers to lead with greater purpose, productivity, and peace by becoming aware of God’s presence and voice in every area of life.

Whether you lead in a large organization, a team, or a home, God has given you leadership influence. You want to lead well and to lead where God is going. But how can you tell where he is leading?
In the midst of the busyness of life and leadership, how can you listen to him to hear what he has to say and where he wants to lead?

Do any of these statements describe you?

  • You long for a thriving relationship with God but don’t feel like you have the time or even know where to begin.
  • You desire to lead well but you aren’t sure how to lead or where you should lead others.
  • You want to live a purposeful life but can’t figure out why in the world God put you on the planet.
  • You feel like you are always busy and feel very little peace but don’t know how to manage your time to achieve the things that God has called you to do.

I am a consultant who equips Christian influencers to lead phenomenal teams, organizations, and families.

I am a life architect who works with Christian influencers to drastically increase their purpose, productivity, and peace.

I am a coach who mobilizes Christian influencers who want to walk closely with God, experience him in the midst of everyday life, and regularly hear his voice.

My Biography

I am the Leadership Development Pastor at Grace Fellowship in Katy, Texas. My primary responsibility is to create and nurture a leadership development culture at the church in order to accomplish our mission.

I work with staff and lay leaders to continually grow in their effectiveness as leaders and teams. I help develop leaders who serve not only in the local church but also in the marketplace. Your leadership reflects Jesus’ leadership, no matter where you serve. I can help you intentionally reflect Christ in your leadership.

Previously, I served for 10 years as the Director of one of Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Foundation ministries. During my time there, I led the ministry to a new mission, vision, values, and mobilized hundreds of college students to be disciple-makers. I mentored developing leaders and created discipleship curriculum and leadership pipelines.

I earned a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, and a Doctor of Ministry from Denver Seminary. The focus of my doctoral thesis was “With God Time Management.” With God Time Management approaches time management as a spiritual discipline.


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I am married to Dorothy (I can hear the joke: Judy Garland played Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.). We met at Carson-Newman University.

Kids About Page


We have three incredible children: Calvin, Sophie, and Toby. Our family’s mission is: We venture together, propelled by faith, unswerving in love, and aimed in hope to lead others to a full and purposeful life with Jesus.



What Topics Will I Cover in the Blog?

I focus on empowering and mobilizing Christian influencers to lead with God in every area of life. I want to inspire you to walk with God more intimately, lead others more effectively, and provide resources to enable you to do that. Some of the topics that I cover are:

  • The With God Life
  • Spiritual Growth and Development
  • Best Practices in Leadership
  • Development of Community
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Discovering and Living Out Your Life Purpose
  • Personal Growth
  • Productivity and Time Management
  • Rest and Leisure
  • Leading Innovation

I post one time per week. I welcome you to subscribe so that you can have the posts delivered to your inbox. You can do this at the top of the blog or at the end of each blog post. When you subscribe, you’ll receive my free e-book, Take 52 Days Off This Year & Get More Done. It will teach you not only how to take a Sabbath but also how Sabbath can make you more productive.

Also, please feel free to comment on my blog posts. I love great conversations and can’t wait to hear your thoughts.