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Rev. Ray Odom & Sarah B. Odom, PhD

Ray's Ministerial Experience

Ray and Sarah have served in several churches throughout their ministry.  They have served as teachers, music leaders, assistant pastors, and pastors. 

Ray has his associates degree in Ministerial Studies from Hobe Sound Bible college. Sarah has taken Biblical courses from Liberty University.

Ray has served as an assistant pastor at the following churches:

  • Waynesboro Holy Church of God
  • Independent Community Church

Ray has served as pastor at the following churches: 

  • Soperton Holy Church of God
  • New Bethel Holiness Church
  • Progress Assembly of God (Interim Pastor)
  • Lighthouse of Living Faith

Sarah's Professional Experience

Sarah enjoys writing and developing materials for Christians.  She loves writing devotionals for women and children's stories with a Biblical basis. She provides training, workshops, and speaking engagements for women's ministries, church development and training, and Sunday School training. She also has an extensive background in education, curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and business management and leadership. 


Chief Executive Officer of Vann-Ray, LLC

Lead student and educator motivational and educational consulting business in a nation-wide effort to provide students and educators with the support and motivation to move forward towards a 21st Century educational focus on college and careers. Lead students through motivational and educational techniques through written materials and online support. Lead teachers through motivational and educational techniques through professional learning opportunities, written materials and presentations, and online support. Evaluate programs for 21st Century with unbiased professional evaluation practices. Provide professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators.


Sarah B. Odom, Ph.D.

Sarah's Education

  • M.A. in Management and Leadership January 2009-May 2011 Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • M.Ed.. in Teaching and Learning, August 2006- December 2008 Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Ph.D. Instructional Design, January, 2004-July, 2006 University of South Alabama
  • M.S. Instructional Design, Performance Technology, May, 2002- December, 2003 University of South Alabama
  • B.S. Secondary Education, Science Composite, August, 1993- December 1995 University of South Alabama
  • Associate Degree in General Studies, August, 1991-May, 1993 Alabama Southern Community College

Sarah's Experience

  • Vann-Ray, LLC 2012- present President & Chief Executive Officer
  • University of West Indies 2019- present Adjunct Instructor and Course Developer
  • Software Technology, Inc. 2009 - 2012: Chief Academic Officer of Achievement Services
  • Software Technology, Inc. 2007-2009 Director of Achievement Services
  • Software Technology Inc., 2006-2007 Assessment Specialist
  • Choctaw County Board of Education, 2005-2006 School Improvement Specialist and Professional Development Provider
  • Alabama State Department of Education, 2006-2007 ACCESS Online Teacher
  • Alabama State Department of Education, 2006 ACCESS Course Developer and Consultant
  • Mobile County Public School Educator, 1996-2005 Lott Middle School
  • Alabama Southern Community College, 1996-2004 Upward Bound