Ruth Alpha (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
“When I first met Lee Grady in 1997 he was praying under the stage at a women’s conference with a few other guys. It touched my heart that men would be praying for women. I said to myself, “I have to meet this man!” What I have learned most from Lee and his ministry is that God doesn’t see gender. He values, loves and calls His precious daughters into ministry.
While attending one of Lee’s Bold Venture women’s retreats, I remember him saying, “There’s not a female version of the Holy Spirit for women.” Lee has taught me to believe in myself and to be bold in my calling. And he always makes me feel valued as a colleague and friend. Lee’s love and dedication to fight the oppression of women around the globe, and his unwavering commitment to teach relational discipleship wherever he goes, has left a lasting impression on my heart. Now I try to live out these two principles in my ministry. Lee is not only a friend and colleague, but I consider him one of my mentors as well.”