The Ross family, along
with a core group of saints from
Holland, Grand Haven,
Muskegon, and Grand Rapids,
in October, 2007.
As the son of a Grace
Minister, Pastor Bryan had the fortunate experience of being raised
under Grace teaching. Upon
Bader High School
in Lake Geneva,
in 1996, Bryan
began attending Grace
Michigan. After twice changing his
decided to pursue two Bachelor Degrees through a cooperative program
and Cornerstone University.
This decision was motivated by two primary factors.
possessed a burning desire to teach and preach the message of Grace.
Second, as the son of a tent making Grace Preacher,
possessed a firsthand knowledge of the financial struggle to make
ends meet. Consequently,
the decision was made to pursue a career teaching history at the
secondary level as well as a Religious Education degree. In the
was awarded a Bachelors of Religious Education Degree from
and a Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education from Cornerstone
While in college, Bryan
met and married his wonderful wife Rebekah.
Shortly after getting married,
took a position filling the pulpit at West Side Grace Church in
Upon completing his
officially became the pastor of West Side Grace Church, a position he
filled for five years. In
the meantime, Bryan and Becky moved to
took his first job teaching high school Social Studies at
Academy, where he taught until December, 2007.
During this time the Ross Family doubled in size, Andrew
Michael was born in January, 2005 with his brother Daniel Paul
following in December, 2007.
in order to meet the continuing education requirement to maintain
his teaching certification. Bryan
enrolled in graduate school at
June of 2008,
was awarded his Masters Degree in Military History.
is utilizing his degree by teaching in the Social Studies Department
High School in Greenville, Michigan.
In addition to
also enrolled in Grace
School of the Bible with Pastor Richard Jordan.
This unique experience provided Pastor Ross with two different
perspectives on Grace teaching. Thus
having attended both institutions, Bryan
is able to speak from an informed position on divergent doctrinal
matters, rather than resorting to the hearsay and conjecture that has
all too often dominated doctrinal disagreements within the wider Grace