Rev. Dennis & Carolyn Ross
Upon graduation from the Grand Rapids School of the Bible & Music in 1978, Dennis felt called to be a carpenter and to serve as a layman in the local church. Ministering in various capacities for 20 years at Whitneyville Bible Church (Alto, MI) has uniquely prepared him for “full-time” Christian ministry. During his two decades at Whitneyville Bible Church, Dennis served as Sunday School teacher, Youth leader, Awana Commander, Men’s Ministries leader, Deacon, and Elder.
While continuing to work part-time as a carpenter, Rev. Ross was the pastor of Thornapple Bible Church in Caledonia, MI from 1999 to 2007. When Thornapple Bible Church dissolved in 2007, Dennis returned to Whitneyville Bible Church where he served 2 more years as a layman while waiting for God’s call to the pastorate.
In March 2009 Dennis became Interim Pastor at Nevins Lake Church (Stanton, MI), accepting the call to be Senior Pastor in June 2009. Both Dennis and Carolyn continue to be thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord at Nevins Lake Church. Having lost their daughter Kendra (19) in 2008 and their handicapped son Tyler (30) in 2015, Pastor Dennis and Carolyn are also grateful to have their son Tim and his wife, Julia, serving with them as Associate Pastor at the church.