Virgil Grant began full-time ministry in 1990 and became senior pastor of Eastside Community Church in Richmond, Kentucky. He has been involved with Next Level since 2007, providing leadership development and training for the SBC. Virgil has also served on the board of directors for Prince of Peace since August 2010.
Virgil graduated from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990, a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky in 1996, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia International Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina in 2003. He is married to Rosemary, and they have two children, Rachel and Jacob.