Michael F. Ross is a native of Columbus, Ohio, where he grew up a Roman Catholic and was educated in Catholic parochial
schools. In high school, he studied at the Divine Word Seminary in Perrysburg, Ohio, in preparation for the priesthood. He holds a B.S. degree
in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, and an MBA in Management from Miami (Ohio) University. Dr. Ross has also done post
graduate study in Economics and Public Administration at Memphis State University. He was converted at the age of twenty seven. He holds a Master
of Divinity degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.
He became the organizing pastor of the Surfside Presbyterian Church in Surfside Beach (Myrtle Beach), South Carolina, in 1982
and remained as pastor of that church until 1992. He then served as the Senior Minister of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi from
1992-2006. In August of 2006, Dr. Ross was called to be the senior minister of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina.
Dr. Ross travels annually overseas on preaching and teaching missions and is increasingly involved in the ministry of Church
Revitalization in the United States. He is a member of the Central Carolina Presbytery and has served on the Standing Judicial Commission of the
PCA’s General Assembly. Dr. Ross has authored two books, Preaching For Revitalization and The Light of the Psalms: Deepening Your
Faith with Every Psalm, both by Christian Focus Publishers. Dr. Ross has authored the PCA’s 50 Days of Prayer since its inception in 2002.
His devotional books include God Our Refuge, God our Redeemer and God our Rejoicing, all on the 150 Psalms; The Parables of
Jesus; one on revival, Revive Us Again; Faith of Our Fathers, on the Apostles' Creed, Ten Commandments and the Lord’s
Prayer (the three Formulae); Men, Message & Ministry (the Pastoral Epistles); Justice, Mercy & Truth (themes from the
Prophets); Messiah: Sermons by John Newton on Handel's Oratorio; and The Gospel of the Kingdom (Sermon on the Mount). Dr.
Ross is serving as moderator of Central Carolina Presbytery in 2011-12.
Dr. Ross is married to Jane Ross, originally from Jackson, Mississippi. She is a teacher, pastor’s wife, mother and
grandmother. They have four children — Joanna, Abigail, Nathan, and Aaron and seven grandchildren. Jane is a high school math teacher at Covenant
Dr. Ross’s interests are fivefold:
~ He believes in the centrality of the local church and desires to see its revitalization.
~ He is devoted to expository preaching and longs for its recovery.
~ He is committed to the Presbyterian Church in America and the Reformed Faith and labors for a new reformation.
~ He loves America and prays for a great revival.
~ He is concerned about Biblical masculinity and both models and seeks to develop this in the men of the Church.
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50 Days of Prayer guides
These daily prayer guides are
authored by Dr. Ross each year for the time period between National Day of Prayer and the PCA's General Assembly.
2002 - God Our Refuge (Celebrating God the Father)
2003 - God Our Redeemer (Celebrating God the Son)
2004 - God Our Rejoicing (Celebrating God the Holy Spirit)
2005 - The Parables of Jesus
2006 - Revive Us Again
2007 - Faith of Our Fathers
2008 - Men, Message & Ministry
2009 - Justice, Mercy & Truth
2010 - The Gospel of the Kingdom
2011 - Messiah: Sermons by John Newton on Handel's Oratorio
2012 - Generations in Community
2013 - So Great a Salvation
2014 - Life With God
about Dr. Ross's book The Light of the Psalms
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