Meet Our Pastor
Brian and Pat met at Kadena Community Church on Okinawa, Japan. Brian gave Pat an offer she couldn’t refuse (marriage!), and she accepted! They now have 8 children and 12 grandchildren.
After Brian retired from the military, the Rosses moved to Norfolk, Virginia, where they served as missionaries to foreign seamen that came to the coal piers. These seamen came from countries such as the Philippines, the Ukraine, Russia, China, Brazil, India, Myanmar, and Turkey. Brian took the men shopping, brought them to church, gave them Bible and Scripture portions in their own language, preached the gospel, and attended to their needs while they were in port. Because these men from other lands were separated for many months from their own families, the Ross children were a great encouragement to them.
Following their service in Norfolk, the Ross family moved to South Dakota, where they became missionaries on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They began a church in the little village of Red Shirt. Here they held worship services and began an addiction ministry. The Ross family was instrumental in reaching out with love and the gospel to the Red Shirt village families, and they served for six years as missionaries on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
After leaving the Reservation in January 2016, the Rosses began attending Calvary Baptist Church in Sturgis, South Dakota where Pastor Harold Holder was ministering. In April 2017, the church called Brian Ross to become their next pastor, and in June 2017, Brian began serving as the current pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Pat Ross is an essential part of the church, and her influence is felt with the families, the ladies, and the children, and in her encouragement to Brian. The now grown Ross children continue to provide important functions at the church in teaching, music, and serving.
CalvaryBaptistSturgis@outlook.com | Tel: 605-858-8625
Brian and Patricia and family