Rev. Dr. Larry J. Ross
Larry has been the North Texas Area Minister since January of 2004. He came to the Dallas area from Traverse City, Michigan, where he was senior minister of First Christian Church from 1994 through 2003. During nearly 10 years of ministry, his congregation was recognized as one of the fastest growing churches within the Disciples of Christ and they built two major additions. He also served as moderator-elect for the Michigan Region of the Christian Church and a member of the General Board of the Christian Church.
Rev. Ross received his bachelor's degree with highest honors from Culver-Stockton College in Missouri and his Master of Theology degree with honors from Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2008 he also received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. As a seminary student, he served as director of youth and education for Oak Cliff Christian. After his ordination he served as minister of First Christian, Hematite, Missouri, and of Pleasant Grove Christian in Dallas. While at Pleasant Grove he was vice chair and acting chair of the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board.
Larry and his wife, Judy, have been married since 1974 and have three adult children, Joseph, Lora, and Holly; they also enjoy 7 grandchildren: Samantha, Ella, Asa, Alexis, Ava, Eli Ross, and Theodore!